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folk dance

or folk·dance (fōk′dăns′)
n.
1.
a. A traditional dance originating among the common people of a nation or region.
b. The music for such a dance.
2. A social gathering at which folk dances are performed.

folk′-dance′ adj.
folk dancer n.
folk dancing n.

folk dance

n
1. (Dancing) any of various traditional rustic dances often originating from festivals or rituals
2. (Dancing) a piece of music composed for such a dance
vb (intr)
(Dancing) to perform a folk dance
folk dancing n

folk dance

The traditional dance of the common people and a reflection of their culture. They are communal dances done for pleasure by rural people.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.folk dance - a style of dancing that originated among ordinary people (not in the royal courts)folk dance - a style of dancing that originated among ordinary people (not in the royal courts)
social dancing - dancing as part of a social occasion
farandole - a lively dance from Provence; all the dancers join hands and execute various figures
mazurka - a Polish national dance in triple time
polka - a Bohemian dance with 3 steps and a hop in fast time
morris dance, morris dancing - any of various English folk dances performed by dancers in costume
sword dance, sword dancing - any of various dances by men who step nimbly over swords or flourish them in the air
hornpipe - a British solo dance performed by sailors
jig - any of various old rustic dances involving kicking and leaping
contra danse, contradance, contredanse, country dancing, country-dance - a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line
ring dance, round dance - a folk dance; dancers form a circle
rhumba, rumba - a folk dance in duple time that originated in Cuba with Spanish and African elements; features complex footwork and violent movement
Verb1.folk dance - perform a folk-dance
trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe, dance - move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance; "My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio"
Translations
népitáncnéptánc
ljudski ples
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