Meaning of polonaise
Pronunciation: (pol"u-nāz', pō"lu-), [key]
- a slow dance of Polish origin, in triple meter, consisting chiefly of a march or promenade in couples.
- a piece of music for, or in the rhythm of, such a dance.
- a coatlike outer dress, combining bodice and cutaway overskirt, worn in the late 18th century over a separate skirt.
- polonaise (Thesaurus)