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mazurka

or ma·zour·ka

[ muh-zur-kuh, -zoor- ]
/ məˈzɜr kə, -ˈzʊər- /
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noun
a lively Polish dance in moderately quick triple meter.
music for, or in the rhythm of, this dance.
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Origin of mazurka

1810–20; <Polish, equivalent to Mazur Mazovia (district in northern Poland) + -ka noun suffix

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British Dictionary definitions for mazurka

mazurka

mazourka

/ (məˈzɜːkə) /

noun
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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