from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Polish dance resembling the polka, frequently adopted as a ballet form.
- n. A piece of music for such a dance, written in 3/4 or 3/8 time with the second beat heavily accented.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A Polish folk dance in triple time, usually moderately fast, containing a heavy accent on the third beat and occasionally the second beat.
- n. A classical musical composition inspired by the folk dance and conforming in some respects to its form, particularly as popularized by Chopin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A lively Polish dance, properly for four or eight pairs of dancers, originally performed with a singing accompaniment.
- n. Music for such a dance or in its rhythm, which is triple and moderately rapid, with a capricious accent on the second beat of the measure.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a Polish national dance in triple time
- n. music composed for dancing the mazurka
Russian, possibly from Polish (tańczyć) mazurka, (to dance) the mazurka, accusative of mazurek, dance of the Mazovians, from diminutive of Mazur, person from Mazovia, a historical region of eastern Poland.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Russian мазурку, from Polish mazurek "dance of the Mazur," an inhabitant of Mazowsze (compare Medieval Latin Mazovia), an ancient cultural region in east-central Poland. (Wiktionary)