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Definition of "krakowiak" [kra•ko•wi•ak]

  • A lively, syncopated Polish dance in duple time. (noun)

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Use "krakowiak" in a sentence
  • "The mazurek in its primitive form and as the common people dance is only a kind of krakowiak, only less lively and less sautillant."
  • "The krakowiak [says Albert Sowinski in chant polonais] bubbles over with esprit and gaiety; its name indicates its origin."
  • "Often also the krakowiak represents, in a kind of little ballet, the simple course of a love-affair: one sees a couple of young people place themselves before the orchestra; the young man looks proud, presumptuous, preoccupied with his costume and beauty."
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