- a lively Polish folk dance
- music for this, generally in 3/4 or 3/8 time
Origin of mazurkaPolish mazurka, woman from Mazovia (or Masovia), region of central Poland
- A Polish dance resembling the polka, usually in 3/4 or 3/8 time with the second beat heavily accented, and frequently adopted as a ballet form.
- The music for this dance.
Origin of mazurkaRussian, possibly from Polish (tańczyć) mazurka, (to dance) the mazurka, accusative of mazurek, dance of the Mazovians, from diminutive of Mazur, person from Mazovia, a historical region of eastern Poland.