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csardas

[chahr-dahsh] /ˈtʃɑr dɑʃ/
noun
1.

czardas

or csardas

[chahr-dahsh] /ˈtʃɑr dɑʃ/
noun
1.
a Hungarian national dance in two movements, one slow and the other fast.
Origin of czardas
1855-1860
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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  • 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

/ˈtʃɑːdæʃ/
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
Word Origin
from Hungarian csárdás
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