polonaise

Part of speech: noun

A stately Polish dance, or the music for this dance.

Part of speech: noun

A garment for women.

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Usage examples "polonaise":

  1. Polonaise in D minor. - "Johann Sebastian Bach", Johann Nikolaus Forkel and Charles Sanford Terry.
  2. How startlingly pretty, in spite of the cotton lace and the dreadful polonaise! - "Louisiana", Frances Hodgson Burnett.
  3. They two could hear, mingling with a Polonaise of Chopin, the throbbing of tom- toms in the dusty village, the faint and suggestive cry of the pipes, which fill the soul at the same time with desire, and regret for past desire killed by gratification. - "Bye-Ways", Robert Smythe Hichens.