- a Hungarian national dance in two movements, one slow and the other fast.
Origin of czardas
1855–60; < Hungarian csárdás, equivalent to csárda wayside tavern (< Serbo-Croatian čcȁrdāk orig., watchtower < Turkish < Persian chārtāk four-cornered room; čār four + tāk vault) + -s adj. suffix; earlier csárdák was analyzed as csárda + -k plural suffix
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Examples from the Web for csardas
And the next moment we were whirling along in all the mad mazes of the csardas.
I am not sure that I made much progress in anything but the csardas—the national dance,—in which I soon became a proficient.
Meanwhile two csardas and a polonaise were danced, after which our quadrille would come.
- a Hungarian national dance of alternating slow and fast sections
- a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
from Hungarian csárdás
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