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1. A Polish dance resembling the polka, usually in 3/4 or 3/8 time with the second beat heavily accented, and frequently adopted as a ballet form.
2. The music for this dance.
[Russian, possibly from Polish (tańczyć) mazurka, (to dance) the mazurka, accusative of mazurek, dance of the Mazovians, from diminutive of Mazur, person from Mazovia, a historical region of eastern Poland.]
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1. (Dancing) a Polish national dance in triple time
2. (Music, other) a piece of music composed for this dance
[C19: from Polish: (dance) of Mazur (Mazovia) province in Poland]
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ma•zur•ka(məˈzɜr kə, -ˈzʊər-)
n., pl. -kas.
1. a lively Polish dance in moderately quick triple meter.
2. music for or in the rhythm of this dance.
[1810–20; < Polish, from Mazur Mazovia (district in N Poland)]
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|Noun||1.||mazurka - music composed for dancing the mazurka|
dance music - music to dance to
|2.||mazurka - a Polish national dance in triple time|
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