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Definition of "mazurka" [mazurka]

  • A Polish dance resembling the polka, frequently adopted as a ballet form. (noun)
  • A piece of music for such a dance, written in 3/4 or 3/8 time with the second beat heavily accented. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mazurka" in a sentence
  • "My last remarks hold good with the fourth mazurka, which is bleak and joyless till, with the entrance of A major, a fairer prospect opens."
  • "The mazurka part is how the poem 'turns' on its one-word lines, all of them adjectives."
  • "Mr. CARLOS SANDRONI (Ethnomusicologist, University of Pernambuco): You have polka, waltz and - what's more - mazurka."