variants or less commonly varsouviana
plural -s
: a graceful dance similar to a mazurka and popular in many European countries, Mexico, and the U.S.
: music for the varsoviana characterized by a slow triple meter and a strong initial accent in every second measure

Word History


probably from Spanish varsoviana, from feminine of varsoviano Varsovian, from (assumed) Medieval Latin varsovianus

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“Varsoviana.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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