Definition of polonaise noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌpɒləˈneɪz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpɑːləˈneɪz//
Pieces of music
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a slow Polish dance that was popular in the 19th century; a piece of music for this dance See related entries: Pieces of music Word Originmid 18th cent.: from French, feminine of polonais ‘Polish’, from medieval Latin Polonia ‘Poland’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: polonaise