Origin of polonaise
Examples from the Web for polonaise
Historical Examples of polonaise
The Crown Prince was so kind as to walk the Polonaise with her.Vivian Grey
Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
A quarter of an hour after my arrival, the ball began with a polonaise.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
The Polonaise ended the ball, and my mother sent us all off to sleep.
The men began to choose partners and take their places for the polonaise.War and Peace
This polonaise appears as op. 71 in the collection of posthumous works.Frederic Chopin, v. 1 (of 2)
Word Origin for polonaise
1773, "woman's overdress" (from fancied resemblance to Polish costume); 1797, "stately dance," from French (danse) polonaise "a Polish (dance)," fem. of polonais (adj.) "Polish," from Pologne "Poland," from Medieval Latin Polonia "Poland" (see Poland). In the culinary sense, applied to dishes supposed to be cooked in Polish style, attested from 1889.