Definitions

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  • n. A national dance of many peoples in the Caucasus Mountains.

Etymologies

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Russian лезгинка

Examples

  • Right there on the tarmac he danced the lezginka, a traditional folk dance of Chechnya and much of the Caucasus region. . .

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  • And—an image that rises above the others, not because it does not fit but because it somehow fits too well—there is the solitary lezginka, a joyful Caucasus folk dance, tapped out on the tarmac by a Soviet general at the military airfield in Poltava, Ukraine.

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  • That moment would come, all in due time, but for the moment he simply danced the lezginka.

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  • The American described the lezginka, the Caucasian dance, with great enthusiasm.

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  • But in that defiant and somewhat risky lezginka perhaps one glimpses the chronic tension that must have accompanied Dudayev’s efforts to blend into the chauvinistic officer corps.

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