Definitions

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  • n. A Ukrainian national dance in 2/4 time.

Etymologies

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1925–30, from Ukrainian гопак (hopák), from the interjection гоп (hop).

Examples

  • Ukraine is widely known for its lively cossack-style dancing ( "hopak") and elaborately batiked easter eggs ( "pysanky")

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  • Locating a small clearing, he lay down heavily in the shade of a cluster of yellow-blooming hopak trees and began to groom himself.

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  • In Act 1 the widow Solokha's loneliness is enlivened by a flirtation with the Devil and they dance a hopak.

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  • In Act 2 they get into the mood with, yes, another hopak.

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