A type of Slavonic folk‐ballad, Ukrainian in orig., in which elegiac and fast tempi alternate. Term was used by Dvořák for movts. in his str. sextet and pf. quintet. His Dumky trio is the nickname for his pf. trio, Op.90, comprising 6 dumka movts. His pf. sonata, Op.35 (1876) is also known as the Dumka.