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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.
Adler presents a Platinum Polonaise ornament to California Gov.
- Irena Wiszniewska-Bialecka, une juriste polonaise de 57 ans, professeur de droit a l'Academie des Sciences de Pologne a Varsovie.
La recolte polonaise a aussi ete deterioree, avec une baisse situee entre 20 et 25%.
During this tour (Polonaise), please refrain from smoking.
This year's highlights: a Teddy with Rainbow Balloons Polonaise ornament ($25, exclusively for the outlet), a Red Ribbon Rhinestone Pin ($45), and the Until There's a Cure bracelet ($375, 14-karat gold; $75, sterling silver).
Some include an exotic "Polish" national element--a movement in a folk-dance rhythm, such as a polonaise or krakowiak, which added to their novelty and appeal.
L'histoire de la nation polonaise au cours du siecle, ses problemes identitaires, ses relations avec les autres nations ressemblent beaucoup a l'histoire et aux problemes des pays de l'Europe centrale et de l'Europe de l'Est.
Seb Sanders is riding particularly well at present and had to show all his skill to get Polonaise Prince home by half a length from Bestemor in the Mile Maiden Handicap.