Definitions for Polkaˈpoʊl kə, ˈpoʊ kə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. polka(noun)

    music performed for dancing the polka

  2. polka(verb)

    a Bohemian dance with 3 steps and a hop in fast time

  3. polka(verb)

    dance a polka


  1. polka(Noun)

    A lively dance originating in Bohemia.

  2. polka(Noun)

    The music for this dance.

  3. polka(Verb)

    To dance the polka.

  4. Origin: polka, variant of půlka as in "half-step".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Polka(noun)

    a dance of Polish origin, but now common everywhere. It is performed by two persons in common time

  2. Polka(noun)

    a lively Bohemian or Polish dance tune in 2-4 measure, with the third quaver accented

  3. Origin: [Pol. Polka a Polish woman: cf. F. & G. polka.]


  1. Polka

    The polka is a Central European dance and also a genre of dance music familiar throughout Europe and the Americas. It originated in the middle of the 19th century in Bohemia. Polka is still a popular genre of folk music in many European countries and is performed by folk artists in Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Croatia, Slovenia, Germany, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and Slovakia. Local varieties of this dance are also found in the Nordic countries, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Latin America, and in the United States.

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