polonaise

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n polonaise a woman's dress with a tight bodice and an overskirt drawn back to reveal a colorful underskirt
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Polonaise (Mus) A stately Polish dance tune, in 3-4 measure, beginning always on the beat with a quaver followed by a crotchet, and closing on the beat after a strong accent on the second beat; also, a dance adapted to such music; a polacca.
    • Polonaise An article of dress for women, consisting of a body and an outer skirt in one piece.
    • a Polonaise Of or pertaining to the Poles, or to Poland.
    • Polonaise The Polish language.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n polonaise A light open gown looped up at the sides, showing the front of an elaborate petticoat, and longer behind, worn toward the close of the eighteenth century; also, a similar but plainer gown, not so much drawn back, and draped more simply, worn at the present time.
    • n polonaise A kind of overcoat, short and usually faced and bordered with fur, worn by men who affected a semi-military dress during the first quarter of the nineteenth century.
    • n polonaise A Polish dance, consisting mainly of a march or promenade of the dancers in procession.
    • n polonaise Music for such a promenade, or in its peculiar rhythm, which is triple and stately, with a characteristic division of the first beat of the measures, and a capricious ending of the phrases on the last beat. The origin of the form is uncertain. It was first described by Mattheson in 1739, and it has since been frequently nsed by various instrumental composers. It received the most elaborate and original treatment from Chopin, many of whose finest works are in this form. The rhythm of the bolero is very similar to that of the polonaise. Also called polacca.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Polonaise pō-lō-nāz′ a light kind of gown looped up at the sides to show an ornamented petticoat: a short overcoat bordered with fur: a Polish national dance of slow movement in ¾ time, during which the dancers march or promenade: music for such a dance.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Written also Polonese, and Polonoise,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr., 'Polish.'

Usage

In literature:

Seidl played his instrumentation of Chopin's "Military Polonaise" several times.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
The so-called "Military Polonaise," Op.
"The Pianolist" by Gustav Kobbé
Polonaise in D major.
"The Masters and their Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
If the paste is fresh he eats it, and wiggles his polonaise as much as to thank us, and goes away refreshed.
"Peck's Sunshine Being a Collection of Articles Written for Peck's Sun, Milwaukee, Wis. - 1882" by George W. Peck
The Polonaise ended the ball, and my mother sent us all off to sleep.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No 3, September 1863" by Various
Hugo Alfven's "Festspel-Polonaise" given by the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra.
"Annals of Music in America" by Henry Charles Lahee
Pudding a la polonaise 47 205.
"Desserts and Salads" by Gesine Lemcke
POLONAISE IN E-FLAT MINOR, OP.
"Music: An Art and a Language" by Walter Raymond Spalding
Meanwhile two csardas and a polonaise were danced, after which our quadrille would come.
"Hungarian Sketches in Peace and War" by Mór Jókai
The music went on from ballad to waltz, from waltz to polonaise.
"Carnival" by Compton Mackenzie
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In news:

A lovely manor home in the tiny (population 65) village of Zelazowa Wola will be Mr Ohlsson's concert stage and Chopin 's very own 1848 Pleyel, his instrument for a program of polonaises, mazurkas, and the Ballade No.
Introduction & Polonaise Brillante (piano solo version) in C, Op.
Polonaise "Heroique" in Ab, Op 53 ("heroic").
Fete Polonaise ("The King in Spite of Himself").
Military Polonaise A major, Op 40, No.
Pastorale-Polonaise 8:01 Georg Philipp Telemann Heinz Holliger, oboe Buy Now.
Night On Bald Mountain Chopin: Military Polonaise Liszt: Consolation No.
In this video he is critiquing Varujan Kojian's rendition of Wieniawski's Polonaise Brilliante.
Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise 9:53 Frederic Chopin Lang Lang, piano Buy Now.
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In science:

As an amateur piano player, I find that a piano, can own such a variety of voices, from the soft and sweet ones in Mozart’s sonatas, to the strongest and brightest in Chopin’s Polonaises or Liszt’s Rhapsodies.
Analysis on the relations between piano touch and tone
Suciu, On operator representation of Logmodular algebras, Bulletin de l’Academie Polonaise des Sciences.
Representations of logmodular algebras
Ha jnal, Ulam-matrices for Inaccessible Cardinals, Bulletin de l’Academie Polonaise des Sciences Series de Sciences Math.
More Results on Regular Ultrafilters in ZFC
Vopˇenka and P. H´ajek, “Existence of a Generalized Semantic Model of G¨odelBernays Set Theory”, Bul letin de l’Academie Polonaise des Sciences, Math, Astromiques et Physiques 12 (1973) 1079-1086.
A Detailed Examination of Methods for Unifying, Simplifying and Extending Several Results About Self-Justifying Logics
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