mazurka

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Etymology[edit]

From Russian мазурку (mazurku), from Polish mazurek (dance of the Masurian), the Masurians being the inhabitants of Mazowsze (compare Medieval Latin Mazovia), an ancient cultural region in east-central Poland.

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mazurka (plural mazurkas)

  1. (music) A Polish folk dance in triple time, usually moderately fast, containing a heavy accent on the third beat and occasionally the second beat.
  2. (music) A classical musical composition inspired by the folk dance and conforming in some respects to its form, particularly as popularized by Chopin.

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