- a lively Polish folk dance in duple meter with syncopated accents.
Origin of krakowiak
1885–90; < Polish, derivative of Kraków Cracow
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Examples from the Web for krakowiak
Thus much of the krakowiak; now to the more interesting second of the triad.
On this occasion Chopin succeeded in producing the Krakowiak, and repeated, by desire of the ladies, the Variations.
The Krakowiak produced an immense effect, and was followed by four volleys of applause.