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  1. a lively Polish folk dance in duple meter with syncopated accents.
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Origin of krakowiak

1885–90; < Polish, derivative of Kraków Cracow
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Historical Examples of krakowiak

  • Thus much of the krakowiak; now to the more interesting second of the triad.

    Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician

    Frederick Niecks

  • On this occasion Chopin succeeded in producing the Krakowiak, and repeated, by desire of the ladies, the Variations.

  • The Krakowiak produced an immense effect, and was followed by four volleys of applause.