polka

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noun pol·ka \ˈpōl-kə, ˈpō-kə\

Definition of polka

  1. 1 :  a lively couple dance of Bohemian origin in duple time with a basic pattern of hop-step-close-step

  2. 2 :  a lively originally Bohemian dance tune in 24 time

polka

intransitive verb

Examples of polka in a sentence

  1. The band played a polka.

Origin and Etymology of polka

Czech, from Polka Polish woman, feminine of Polák Pole


First Known Use: 1843


POLKA Defined for English Language Learners

polka

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noun pol·ka \ˈpōl-kə, ˈpō-kə\

Definition of polka for English Language Learners

  • : a lively dance for couples

  • : the music for a polka


POLKA Defined for Kids

polka

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noun pol·ka \ˈpōl-kə\

Definition of polka for Students

  1. :  a lively dance for couples or the music for it


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