from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A song, especially a Slavic folksong, that has alternating happy and sad passages.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A genre of instrumental folk music from Ukraine
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Polish lament or threnody, or a piece of music in a melancholy style.
Slovak, Ukrainian folksong, from Ukrainian, diminutive of duma, thought, memory, narrative poem, of Germanic origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ukrainian думка (dúmka), diminutive of дума (dúma, "sung epic poem"). (Wiktionary)