• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Czardas zär′das (Hung. pron. chär′dosh), a Hungarian national dance, consisting of two sections—a slow movement called a lassu or lassan, and a quick step, the friss or friska.
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In literature:

One of the bandsmen played a czardas on the czymbal.
"Villa Rubein and Other Stories" by John Galsworthy
Fragments of the czardas from the illuminated casino reached their ears above the swish of the waves.
"Prince Zilah, Complete" by Jules Claretie
The succeeding opus (24), comprising the "Humoreske," "March," "Cradle Song," and "Czardas," is unimportant.
"Edward MacDowell" by Lawrence Gilman
A vicious swirl of colour and dizzy, dislocated rhythms prefaced the incantations of the Czardas.
"Visionaries" by James Huneker
Familiar as it is to us, it is yet as foreign a music as any Tyrolean jodel or Hungarian czardas.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
Pougratz and Patikarus are names beloved wherever the "Czardas" is listened to; and where, in Hungary, is not the "Czardas" listened to?
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 26, August, 1880" by Various
Czardas ... Samaqueca ... Skirt-dance.
"Erdgeist (Earth-Spirit)" by Frank Wedekind
The gypsy band played a Czardas.
"The Golden Age in Transylvania" by Mór Jókai
I did not learn the cancan, but I did learn the fandango, the czardas, and the Highland fling, with many another national dance.
"'O Thou, My Austria!'" by Ossip Schubin
The motif occurred in the middle of the overture, directly after the czardas.
"The Salamander" by Owen Johnson