dumky

dumka

[doom-kuh]
noun, plural dumky [doom-kee] .
1.
a Slavic folk song that alternates in character between sadness and gaiety.
2.
an instrumental composition or movement imitative of such a folk song.

Origin:
1890–95; < Czech < Ukrainian dúmka, orig. diminutive of dúma a genre of narrative folk poetry; see duma

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