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dumka

[doo m-kuh] /ˈdʊm kə/
noun, plural dumky
[doo m-kee] /ˈdʊm ki/ (Show IPA)
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
1890-1895
1890-95; < Czech < Ukrainian dúmka, orig. diminutive of dúma a genre of narrative folk poetry; see duma
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