[ doom-kuh ]
/ ˈdʊm kə /
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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Example sentences from the Web for dumka
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