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csardas

[chahr-dahsh]
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czardas

or csar·das

[chahr-dahsh]
noun
  1. a Hungarian national dance in two movements, one slow and the other fast.
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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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Historical Examples

  • And the next moment we were whirling along in all the mad mazes of the csardas.

    That Boy Of Norcott's

    Charles James Lever

  • I am not sure that I made much progress in anything but the csardas—the national dance,—in which I soon became a proficient.

    That Boy Of Norcott's

    Charles James Lever

  • Meanwhile two csardas and a polonaise were danced, after which our quadrille would come.


British Dictionary definitions for csardas

czardas

noun
  1. a Hungarian national dance of alternating slow and fast sections
  2. a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
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Word Origin

from Hungarian csárdás
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