czar dases


a Hungarian national dance in two movements, one slow and the other fast.
Also, csardas.

1855–60; < Hungarian csárdás, equivalent to csárda wayside tavern (< Serbo-Croatian čcȁrdāk orig., watchtower < Turkish < Persian chārtāk four-cornered room; čār four + tāk vault) + -s adj. suffix; earlier csárdák was analyzed as csárda + -k plural suffix Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
czardas (ˈtʃɑːdæʃ)
1.  a Hungarian national dance of alternating slow and fast sections
2.  a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
[from Hungarian csárdás]

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