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.
Aristocratic Polish dance in triple time. The most famous are Chopin's 13, stirring and martial works, but composers including Bach, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert have written them as well. Ital. is polacca.