morris dance(redirected from Bampton Morris Dancers)
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(Dancing) any of various old English folk dances usually performed by men (morris men) to the accompaniment of violin, concertina, etc. The dancers are adorned with bells and often represent characters from folk tales. Often shortened to: morris
[C15 moreys daunce Moorish dance. See Moor]
morris dancing n
mor′ris dance′(ˈmɔr ɪs, ˈmɒr-)
a rural folk dance of N English origin, performed by dancers orig. dressed as characters of the Robin Hood legend, esp. in May Day festivities. Also called mor′ris.
[1425–75; late Middle English moreys daunce Moorish dance; see Moorish]
A traditional English folk dance accompanied by tambourines, bells, etc., involving much handkerchief waving.
n → Moriskentanz m, alter englischer Volkstanz