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folk danceor folk·dance (fōk′dăns′)
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 dancer n.
folk dancing n.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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
(Dancing) to perform a folk dance
folk dancing n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
The traditional dance of the common people and a reflection of their culture. They are communal dances done for pleasure by rural people.
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|Noun||1.||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
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
|Verb||1.||folk dance - perform a folk-dance|
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