noun (plural same)
A Hungarian dance with a slow introduction and a fast, wild finish.
- 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.
Mid 19th century: from Hungarian csárdás, from csárda 'inn'.
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