Po`lo*naise" (?), a. [F.
polonais, polonaise, Polish.] Of or pertaining to
the Poles, or to Poland. [Written also Polonese.]
Po`lo*naise" (?), n. [Written also
Polonese and Polonoise.] 1. The
2. An article of dress for women, consisting
of a body and an outer skirt in one piece.
3. (Mus.) 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.