Origin of polonaise
Examples from the Web for polonaise
There is also a healthy vigour, which, for instance, in the A major Polonaise assumes a brilliantly-heroic form.
The Polonaise ended the ball, and my mother sent us all off to sleep.
After their Majesties have made the circle of the diplomatic corps, the Polonaise, which always opens a Court ball, commences.
More of the Chopinesque than in the Polonaise may be discovered in the Introduction, which was less of a piece d'occasion.
I remind you once more of the Polonaise; please send it by return.Frederic Chopin, v. 1 (of 2)|Moritz Karasowski
British Dictionary definitions for polonaise
Word Origin for polonaise
Word Origin and History 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.