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pol·o·naise

 (pŏl′ə-nāz′, pō′lə-)
n.
1. A stately, marchlike Polish dance in triple meter, primarily a promenade by couples.
2. The music for this dance.
3. A woman's dress of the 1700s, having a fitted bodice and draped cutaway skirt, worn over an elaborate underskirt.

[French, from feminine of polonais, Polish, from Medieval Latin Polōnia, Poland.]
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polonaise

(ˌpɒləˈneɪz)
n
1. (Dancing) a ceremonial marchlike dance in three-four time from Poland
2. (Music, other) a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
3. (Clothing & Fashion) a woman's costume with a tight bodice and an overskirt drawn back to show a decorative underskirt
[C18: from French danse polonaise Polish dance]
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pol•o•naise

(ˌpɒl əˈneɪz, ˌpoʊ lə-)

n.
1. a slow dance of Polish origin, in triple meter, consisting chiefly of a march or promenade in couples.
2. a piece of music for, or in the rhythm of, such a dance.
3. a fitted, often elaborate outer dress with a cutaway overskirt draped at the hips, worn by women in the 18th century.
[1765–75; < French, feminine of polonais Polish =Polon- (< Medieval Latin Polonia Poland) + -ais -ese]
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polonaise

A Polish national dance, it became a stately court dance for couples and featured in ballets.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polonaise - a woman's dress with a tight bodice and an overskirt drawn back to reveal a colorful underskirtpolonaise - a woman's dress with a tight bodice and an overskirt drawn back to reveal a colorful underskirt
dress, frock - a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice
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Translations

polonaise

[ˌpɒləˈneɪz] Npolonesa f
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polonaise

nPolonaise f, → Polonäse f
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References in classic literature ?
The door opened, and from the dining room came the resounding strains of the polonaise:
This consists of a simple gros de laine, trimmed with ashes of roses, with overskirt of scare bleu ventre saint gris, cut bias on the off-side, with facings of petit polonaise and narrow insertions of pa^te de foie gras backstitched to the mise en sce`ne in the form of a jeu d'esprit.
"She had on a black velvet polonaise with jet buttons, and a tiny green monkey muff; I never saw her so stylishly dressed," Janey continued.
In this dress she walked a Polonaise with Major Dobbin at a Court ball, in which easy dance Mr.
Le BITC a accueilli, mercredi, l'equipe de la Chambre de commerce polonaise, qui comprend des representants de certaines entreprises polonaises dans la capitale, Gaborone.
Tonight, Liam Charles and Tom Allen challenge the teams to create 24 brioches polonaises and 24 savoury Danish pastries in just four hours.
Les membres de l'Association sont des musiciens professionnels formes en Pologne, titulaires de diplomes delivres par des ecoles superieures polonaises. Jusqu'en 1939, 140 artistes en deviennent membres.
The evening will open with the four Schubert Polonaises, D599, written in 1818 when the composer was 21 years old.
Nous esperons que cette annee 2016, nous enregistrons une hausse ou du moins, maintiendrons la balance commerciale [beaucoup plus grand que], confie-t-il en signalant que le volume des exportations algeriennes vers la Pologne est faible en comparaison aux exportations polonaises vers l'Algerie.
Noting the dearth of scholarship in English on the dances, Chusid analyzes the many types of dances by composer Franz Schubert, discussing them by genre: the minuets for winds, piano, and string quartet; the ecossaises; the early German dances and landler; published waltzes, landler, and German dances; the polonaises and dances for piano duet; and the dances published after his death.
La meme source a ajoute que le president de la ligue professionnelle et un homme d'affaires algerien ont transfere des fonds d'une valeur de 4.000.000 euros dans des banques tunisiennes , marocaines et polonaises sous le couvert de l'equipe de sport "Sponsor" .Et d'ajouter que les services de fisc algerien ont decouvert 120 factures falsifiees par deux suspects .