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ma·zur·ka  audio  (m-zûrk, -zr-) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. A Polish dance resembling the polka, frequently adopted as a ballet form.
  2. A piece of music for such a dance, written in 3/4 or 3/8 time with the second beat heavily accented.

ETYMOLOGY:
Russian, possibly from Polish (taczy) 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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