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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.

from The 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.

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