mazurka

noun
ma·​zur·​ka | \ mə-ˈzər-kə How to pronounce mazurka (audio) , -ˈzu̇r- How to pronounce mazurka (audio) \
variants: or less commonly mazourka \ mə-​ˈzu̇r-​kə How to pronounce mazourka (audio) \

Definition of mazurka

1 : a Polish folk dance in moderate triple measure
2 : music for the mazurka or in its rhythm usually in moderate ³/₄ or ³/₈ time

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People could dance to a Chopin mazurka, minding the cobblestones of course. David Coggins, Town & Country, "Author and Illustrator David Coggins Takes Us Through Paris in His Story, 1999," 10 Dec. 2015

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First Known Use of mazurka

1818, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mazurka

Russian, from Polish mazurek, from Mazury Masuria, region of Northeast Poland

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