[pol-uh-neyz, poh-luh-] /ˌpɒl əˈneɪz, ˌpoʊ lə-/
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.
[pol-uh-neez, -nees, poh-luh-] /ˌpɒl əˈniz, -ˈnis, ˌpoʊ lə-/ (Show IPA). a coatlike outer dress, combining bodice and cutaway overskirt, worn in the late 18th century over a separate skirt.
a ceremonial marchlike dance in three-four time from Poland
a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
a woman’s costume with a tight bodice and an overskirt drawn back to show a decorative underskirt
1773, “woman’s overdress” (from fancied resemblance to Polish costume); 1797, “stately dance,” from French (danse) polonaise “a Polish (dance),” fem. of polonais (adj.) “Polish,” from Pologne “Poland,” from Medieval Latin Polonia “Poland” (see Poland). In the culinary sense, applied to dishes supposed to be cooked in Polish style, attested from 1889.
[puh-loh-nee-uh m] /pəˈloʊ ni əm/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a radioactive element discovered by Pierre and Marie Curie in 1898; Symbol: Po; atomic number: 84; atomic weight: about 210. /pəˈləʊnɪəm/ noun 1. a very rare radioactive element that occurs in trace amounts in uranium ores. The isotope polonium-210 is produced artificially and is used as a […]
[puh-loh-nee-uh s] /pəˈloʊ ni əs/ noun 1. the sententious father of Ophelia in Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
[poh-luh-nahyz] /ˈpoʊ ləˌnaɪz/ verb (used with object), Polonized, Polonizing. 1. to make Polish; cause or force to take on ways, customs, viewpoints, etc., that are characteristically Polish. 2. to alter (a word or phrase) so that it becomes Polish in form or character.
/pəˈləʊnɪ/ noun (pl) -nies 1. (Brit) another name for bologna sausage