- an 18th-cent. dress with the skirt divided in front and worn looped back over an elaborate underskirt, originally in Poland
- a stately Polish dance in triple time, almost processional in character
- music for this dance
Origin of polonaiseFrench ; from feminine of polonais, Polish
- A stately, marchlike Polish dance in triple meter, primarily a promenade by couples.
- The music for this dance.
- A woman's dress of the 1700s, having a fitted bodice and draped cutaway skirt, worn over an elaborate underskirt.
Origin of polonaiseFrench, from feminine of polonais, Polish, from Medieval Latin Pol&omacron;nia, Poland.
From the French polonaise (Polish).
- The Polish language.