dumka

[doo m-kuh]
noun, plural dum·ky [doo m-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

1890–95; < Czech < Ukrainian dúmka, orig. diminutive of dúma a genre of narrative folk poetry; see duma
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