Redowa

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Redowa A Bohemian dance of two kinds, one in triple time, like a waltz, the other in two-four time, like a polka. The former is most in use.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n redowa A Bohemian dance, which has two forms—the rejdowák, resembling the waltz or the mazurka, and the rejdowachka, resembling the polka.
    • n redowa Music for such a dance or in its rhythm, which is properly triple and quick, but in another form is duple, and readily assimilated to that of the polka.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Redowa red′ō-a a Bohemian round dance, one form resembling the waltz, the other the polka: the music for such a dance, usually in quick triple time.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. Bohemian
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Bohem. rejdowák.

Usage

In literature:

His hair is auburn, not red, and he was very polite, and I had a delicious redowa with him.
"Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott
The band strikes up a Redowa.
"Great Catherine" by George Bernard Shaw
It is thoroughly French, bringing in the waltz, polka, schottische, mazurka, and redowa.
"Army Letters from an Officer's Wife, 1871-1888" by Frances M.A. Roe
The step of the Redowa, in turning, may be thus described.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
I have promised this redowa to Mr.
"The Unseen Bridgegroom" by May Agnes Fleming
Her perfumed skirts brushed him as she flew by in the redowa, but she never looked up.
"Kate Danton, or, Captain Danton's Daughters" by May Agnes Fleming
We learn all kinds of waltzes and redowas and polkas.
"The William Henry Letters" by Abby Morton Diaz
His hair is auburn, not red; and he was very polite, and I had a delicious redowa with him.
"Little Women" by Louisa M. Alcott
Perhaps they are even dancing the polka and redowa in those airy, well-lighted rooms.
"Life Without and Life Within" by Margaret Fuller
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