krakowiak

noun
kra·​ko·​wi·​ak | \ krəˈkōvēˌak \
plural -s

Definition of krakowiak

: a Polish usually group folk dance that combines elements of the ancient round, the more recent square, and the modern polka tread out bouncing krakowiak measures to the accompaniment of flute, fiddle, and accordion— H. M. Robinson

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History and Etymology for krakowiak

Polish, from Krakow, Cracow, city and department in southern Poland

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“Krakowiak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/krakowiak. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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