- a Hungarian dance consisting of a slow section followed by a fast one
- music for this
Origin of czardasHungarian csárdás
- An intricate Hungarian dance characterized by variations in tempo.
- The music for this dance.
Origin of czardasHungarian csárdás from csárda wayside tavern from Serbo-Croatian čardāk watchtower from Ottoman Turkish č;ār&tlowdot;āk, čardak hut, pergola ( equivalent to modern Turkish çardak ) from Persian chār &tlowdot;āq from chahār &tlowdot;āq four-cornered vault chahār four ( from Old Iranian cathwārō ; see kwetwer- in Indo-European roots.) &tlowdot;āq vault ( from Arabic arch &tlowdot;wq)