Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dance which apparently originated in France about 1853, in imitation of the Polish mazurka, polka, and redowa.
- n. Music for such a dance, or in its rhythm, which is triple and rather slow, with strong accent on the first beat of every second measure.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A kind of Polish dance.
- n. Music for such a dance or having its slow triple time characteristic strong accent beginning every second measure.
“It was an obsession that grew as he aged, building small settlements out in the woods of Michigan's Upper Peninsula where he would personally instruct the children in antiquated dances such as the varsovienne and quadrille.”
“We have had the varsovienne," said Nan, "that is like the minuet.”
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