csardas

[chahr-dahsh]
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noun


Nearby words

  1. crêpes,
  2. cs,
  3. cs gas,
  4. cs.,
  5. csa,
  6. csb,
  7. csc,
  8. csce,
  9. csch,
  10. cse

czardas

or csar·das

[chahr-dahsh]

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

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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