csardas

[ chahr-dahsh ]
/ ˈtʃɑr dɑʃ /

noun

Nearby words

crêpes, cs, cs gas, cs., csa, csardas, csb, csc, csce, csch, cse

Definition for csardas (2 of 2)

czardas

or csar·das

[ chahr-dahsh ]
/ ˈtʃɑr dɑʃ /

noun

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

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

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

    That Boy Of Norcott's|Charles James Lever

British Dictionary definitions for csardas

czardas

/ (ˈtʃɑːdæʃ) /

noun

a Hungarian national dance of alternating slow and fast sections
a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance

Word Origin for czardas

from Hungarian csárdás
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