[ doom-kuh ]

noun,plural dum·ky [doom-kee]. /ˈdʊm ki/.
  1. a Slavic folk song that alternates in character between sadness and gaiety.

  2. an instrumental composition or movement imitative of such a folk song.

Origin of dumka

First recorded in 1890–95; from Czech: literally “mournful song, elegy,” from Ukrainian dúmka, originally diminutive of dúma, the name of a genre of narrative folk poetry; see duma

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