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redowa

[red-uh-wuh, -vuh] /ˈrɛd ə wə, -və/
noun
1.
a Bohemian dance in two forms, one resembling the waltz or the mazurka, the other resembling the polka.
Origin of redowa
1855-1860
1855-60; < French rédowa or German Redowa < Czech rejdovák, derivative of rejdovat to steer, wheel about
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  • I'm going to begin with a redowa, because the girls like it, and it's better fun than square dances.

    An Old-fashioned Girl Louisa May Alcott
  • The waltz, galop, redowa, and polka step can all be utilized in it.

    The Art of Entertaining M. E. W. Sherwood
  • "Mademoiselle, you promised me the first redowa," and a young man took Noémi away.

    Rene Mauperin Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt
  • Perhaps they are even dancing the polka and redowa in those airy, well-lighted rooms.

  • We'll finish that redowa at Mrs. Humphrey's to-morrow night.

    Rutledge Miriam Coles Harris
  • Her perfumed skirts brushed him as she flew by in the redowa, but she never looked up.

  • The glide waltz, the redowa, the stately minuet, give only the slow and graceful motions.

    The Art of Entertaining M. E. W. Sherwood
British Dictionary definitions for redowa

redowa

/ˈrɛdəvə; -wə/
noun
1.
a Bohemian folk dance similar to the waltz
Word Origin
C19: via French and German from Czech rejdovák, from rejdovati to guide around
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