Po`lo*naise" (?), a. [F. polonais, polonaise, Polish.]

Of or pertaining to the Poles, or to Poland.

[Written also Polonese.]

 

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Po`lo*naise" (?), n. [Written also Polonese and Polonoise.]

1.

The Polish language.

2.

An article of dress for women, consisting of a body and an outer skirt in one piece.

3. Mus.

A stately Polish dance tune, in 3-4 measure, beginning always on the beat with a quaver followed by a crotchet, and closing on the beat after a strong accent on the second beat; also, a dance adapted to such music; a polacca.

 

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