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csardas

Syllabification: csar·das
Pronunciation: /ˈCHärˌdäSH, -ˌdäs
 
/
(also czardas)

Definition of csardas in English:

noun (plural same)

A Hungarian dance with a slow introduction and a fast, wild finish.
Example sentences
  • The folk dances finding their accompaniment to this music - the Hungarian czardas, the Polish mazurka, the German waltz, the Russian trepak, and even English Morris dancing - have a recognizably formalized shape.
  • He caps them with the theme rewritten as a polka/waltz, a tango, a czardas, in ragtime, and ‘in the style of film music.’
  • He would rise sharply into a fifth sous-sus to explode into a buoyant jump, peppered with the gigue, czardas, or mazurka of his beloved character dance.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Hungarian csárdás, from csárda 'inn'.

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