- 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 čard&amacron;k, watchtower, from Ottoman Turkish č;&amacron;r&tlowdot;&amacron;k, čardak, hut, pergola (equivalent to modern Turkish çardak), from Persian ch&amacron;r &tlowdot;&amacron;q, from chah&amacron;r &tlowdot;&amacron;q, four-cornered vault : chah&amacron;r, four (from Old Iranian cathw&amacron;r&omacron;; see kwetwer- in Indo-European roots) + &tlowdot;&amacron;q, vault (from Arabic, arch; see &tlowdot;wq in Semitic roots).