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dum·ka

 (do͝om′kə)
n.
A song, especially a Slavic folk song, that has alternating happy and sad passages.

[Slovak, Ukrainian folk song, from Ukrainian, diminutive of duma, thought, memory, narrative poem, of Germanic origin; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

dumka

(ˈduːmkə)
n
a piece of Slavonic music that typically has abrupt changes in mood from sadness to joya Slavonic lyrical song(as modifier)

dum•ka

(ˈdʊm kə)

n., pl. -ky (-kē).
a Slavic folk song that alternates in character between sadness and gaiety.
[1890–95; < Czech < Ukrainian dúmka, orig. diminutive of dúma a genre of narrative folk poetry]
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