- a lively Polish dance in moderately quick triple meter.
- music for, or in the rhythm of, this dance.
Origin of mazurka
Examples from the Web for mazurka
And now the mazurka came to an end and we separated—until we should meet again.
"I shall sleep badly to-night," she said to me when the mazurka was over.
The mazurka had just finished, and the dancers were breaking into groups.The Christian
They came from Peru, and danced the mazurka in green jackets with a jabot.The Young Duke
She played also a Mazurka by Schulhoff, and one or two other pieces.Three Months Abroad
- a Polish national dance in triple time
- a piece of music composed for this dance
Word Origin and History for mazurka
lively dance, also mazourka, 1818, from Russian mazurka, from Polish mazurek "dance of the Mazur," a reference to inhabitants of Mazowsze (Medieval Latin Mazovia), ancient region in central Poland. The Polish accusative in tanczyc mazurka "to dance the mazurek" was interpreted in Russian as a feminine affix, hence the -ka ending.