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dumka

[ doom-kuh ]
/ ˈdʊm kə /
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noun, plural dum·ky [doom-kee]. /ˈdʊm ki/.
a Slavic folk song that alternates in character between sadness and gaiety.
an instrumental composition or movement imitative of such a folk song.
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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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