polka

noun pol·ka \ ˈpōl-kə , ˈpō-kə \
|Updated on: 16 Jul 2018

Definition of polka

1 : a lively couple dance of Bohemian origin in duple time with a basic pattern of hop-step-close-step
2 : a lively originally Bohemian dance tune in ²/₄ time

polka

intransitive verb

Examples of polka in a Sentence

  1. The band played a polka.

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Origin and Etymology of polka

Czech, from Polka Polish woman, feminine of Polák Pole


POLKA Defined for English Language Learners

polka

Definition of polka for English Language Learners

  • : a lively dance for couples

  • : the music for a polka


POLKA Defined for Kids

polka

noun pol·ka \ ˈpōl-kə \

Definition of polka for Students

: a lively dance for couples or the music for it

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