Traditional Polish peasant dance music, first popularized by national composer Frederic Chopin.

Contrasts from the Polonnaise, which was the dance music of the nobility.

Ma*zour"ka (?), Ma*zur"ka (?), n.

A Polish dance, or the music which accompanies it, usually in 3-4 or 3-8 measure, with a strong accent on the second beat.

 

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