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pol·ka

 (pōl′kə, pō′kə)
n.
1. A lively dance in duple meter, originating in Bohemia and performed by couples.
2. The music for this dance.
v.intr. pol·kaed, pol·ka·ing, pol·kas
To dance the polka.

[Czech, probably from Polish, from Polka, Polish woman, feminine of Polak, Pole; see pelə- in Indo-European roots.]

polka

(ˈpɒlkə)
n, pl -kas
1. (Dancing) a 19th-century Bohemian dance with three steps and a hop, in fast duple time
2. (Music, other) a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
vb, -kas, -kaing or -kaed
(Dancing) (intr) to dance a polka
[C19: via French from Czech pulka half-step, from pul half]

pol•ka

(ˈpoʊl kə, ˈpoʊ kə)

n., pl. -kas.
1. a lively couple dance of Bohemian origin, with music in duple meter.
2. a piece of music for such a dance.
v.i.
3. to dance the polka.
[1835–45; < Czech: literally, Polish woman or girl; compare Polish polka Polish woman]

polka


Past participle: polkaed
Gerund: polkaing

Imperative
polka
polka
Present
I polka
you polka
he/she/it polkas
we polka
you polka
they polka
Preterite
I polkaed
you polkaed
he/she/it polkaed
we polkaed
you polkaed
they polkaed
Present Continuous
I am polkaing
you are polkaing
he/she/it is polkaing
we are polkaing
you are polkaing
they are polkaing
Present Perfect
I have polkaed
you have polkaed
he/she/it has polkaed
we have polkaed
you have polkaed
they have polkaed
Past Continuous
I was polkaing
you were polkaing
he/she/it was polkaing
we were polkaing
you were polkaing
they were polkaing
Past Perfect
I had polkaed
you had polkaed
he/she/it had polkaed
we had polkaed
you had polkaed
they had polkaed
Future
I will polka
you will polka
he/she/it will polka
we will polka
you will polka
they will polka
Future Perfect
I will have polkaed
you will have polkaed
he/she/it will have polkaed
we will have polkaed
you will have polkaed
they will have polkaed
Future Continuous
I will be polkaing
you will be polkaing
he/she/it will be polkaing
we will be polkaing
you will be polkaing
they will be polkaing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been polkaing
you have been polkaing
he/she/it has been polkaing
we have been polkaing
you have been polkaing
they have been polkaing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been polkaing
you will have been polkaing
he/she/it will have been polkaing
we will have been polkaing
you will have been polkaing
they will have been polkaing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been polkaing
you had been polkaing
he/she/it had been polkaing
we had been polkaing
you had been polkaing
they had been polkaing
Conditional
I would polka
you would polka
he/she/it would polka
we would polka
you would polka
they would polka
Past Conditional
I would have polkaed
you would have polkaed
he/she/it would have polkaed
we would have polkaed
you would have polkaed
they would have polkaed

polka

A vigorous nineteenth-century Bohemian dance, that became refined in the ballrooms of Europe and the US, but faded in the twentieth century.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polka - music performed for dancing the polkapolka - music performed for dancing the polka
dance music - music to dance to
2.polka - a Bohemian dance with 3 steps and a hop in fast time
folk dance, folk dancing - a style of dancing that originated among ordinary people (not in the royal courts)
Verb1.polka - dance a polka
trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe, dance - move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance; "My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio"
Translations
بولكا: إسم نَغمة او رَقْصَه
polka
polka
polka
polki
polka
polka
polka
polka dansı/müziği

polka

[ˈpɒlkə]
A. N (polkas (pl)) (= dance) → polca f
B. CPD polka dot Ndibujo m de puntos

polka

[ˈpɒlkə] npolka fpolka-dot [ˈpɒlkədɒt] adj
a polka-dot blouse → un chemisier à pois

polka

nPolka f

polka

[ˈpɒlkə] n (dance) → polca

polka

(ˈpolkə) , ((American) ˈpoulkə) noun
(a piece of music for) a type of quick, lively dance.
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