- a Slavic folk song that alternates in character between sadness and gaiety.
- an instrumental composition or movement imitative of such a folk song.
Origin of dumka
1890–95; < Czech < Ukrainian dúmka, orig. diminutive of dúma a genre of narrative folk poetry; see duma
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The two forms in which he is most successful are the two most usually associated with his name—the Dumka and the Furiant.Studies in Modern Music, Second Series
W. H. Hadow