a Hungarian national dance in two movements, one slow and the other fast.
Origin of czardas
< Hungarian csárdás,
equivalent to csárda
wayside tavern (< Serbo-Croatian čcȁrdāk
orig., watchtower < Turkish
< Persian chārtāk
four-cornered room; čār four
vault) + -s
adj. suffix; earlier csárdák
was analyzed as csárda
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Examples from the Web for csardas
Historical Examples of 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.
British Dictionary definitions for csardas
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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