Polonaise meaning

pŏlə-nāz, pōlə-
A stately, marchlike Polish dance in triple meter, primarily a promenade by couples.
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The music for this dance.
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A woman's dress of the 1700s, having a fitted bodice and draped cutaway skirt, worn over an elaborate underskirt.
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An 18th-cent. dress with the skirt divided in front and worn looped back over an elaborate underskirt, originally in Poland.
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A stately Polish dance in triple time, almost processional in character.
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Music for this dance.
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A stately Polish dance in triple time and moderate tempo.
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Music for this dance.
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A woman's dress having a tight bodice and a skirt divided to show a coloured underskirt.
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Of or pertaining to the Poles, or to Poland.
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The Polish language.
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Origin of polonaise

  • French from feminine of polonais Polish from Medieval Latin Polōnia Poland

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the French polonaise (Polish).

    From Wiktionary