varsoviana

noun
var·​so·​via·​na
variants: or less commonly varsouviana \ ˌvärsōˈvyänə \
plural -s

Definition of varsoviana

1 : a graceful dance similar to a mazurka and popular in many European countries, Mexico, and the U.S.
2 : music for the varsoviana characterized by a slow triple meter and a strong initial accent in every second measure

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History and Etymology for varsoviana

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

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“Varsoviana.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/varsoviana. Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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