dumka [doo m-kuh] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun, plural dum·ky [doo m-kee] /ˈdʊm ki/. a Slavic folk song that alternates in character between sadness and gaiety. an instrumental composition or movement imitative of such a folk song. Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Origin of dumka 1890–95; Czech Ukrainian dúmka, orig. diminutive of dúma a genre of narrative folk poetry; see duma Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for dumka Historical Examples of dumka

  • The two forms in which he is most successful are the two most usually associated with his name—the Dumka and the Furiant.

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