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czardas

[chahr-dahsh] /ˈtʃɑr dɑʃ/
noun
1.
a Hungarian national dance in two movements, one slow and the other fast.
Also, csardas.
Origin
1855-1860
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
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czardas

/ˈtʃɑːdæʃ/
noun
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
Word Origin
from Hungarian csárdás
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