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Meaning of polonaise

pol•o•naise

Pronunciation: (pol"u-nāz', pō"lu-), [key]
— n.
  1. a slow dance of Polish origin, in triple meter, consisting chiefly of a march or promenade in couples.
  2. a piece of music for, or in the rhythm of, such a dance.
  3. a coatlike outer dress, combining bodice and cutaway overskirt, worn in the late 18th century over a separate skirt.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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