or ma·zour·ka

[ muh-zur-kuh, -zoo r- ]
/ məˈzɜr kə, -ˈzʊər- /


a lively Polish dance in moderately quick triple meter.
music for, or in the rhythm of, this dance.

Origin of mazurka

1810–20; < Polish, equivalent to Mazur Mazovia (district in northern Poland) + -ka noun suffix Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for mazurka



/ (məˈzɜːkə) /


a Polish national dance in triple time
a piece of music composed for this dance

Word Origin for mazurka

C19: from Polish: (dance) of Mazur (Mazovia) province in Poland
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