Polonaise

Po`lo*naise"

(?), n. [Written also Polonese and Polonoise.] 1. The Polish language.
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2. An article of dress for women, consisting of a body and an outer skirt in one piece.
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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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