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1. A dance in which sets of four couples form squares.
2. Any of various similar group dances of rural origin.
square dancer n.
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(Dancing) chiefly US and Canadian any of various formation dances, such as a quadrille, in which the couples form squares
(Dancing) (intr) to perform such a dance
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
a dance by a set of four couples arranged in a square.
square′ danc`er, n.
square′ danc`ing, n.
v.i. -danced, -danc•ing.
to perform or participate in a square dance.
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An American folk dance for an even number of couples arranged in sets to form a square. The dance consists of a number of figures whose description is called out by a nondancing caller.
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|Noun||1.||square dance - American country dancing in which couples form squares|
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
Scottish reel, reel - a lively dance of Scottish Highlanders; marked by circular moves and gliding steps
quadrille - a square dance of 5 or more figures for 4 or more couples
do-si-do - a square-dance figure; two dancers approach each other and circle back to back before returning to their original places
promenade - a square dance figure; couples march counterclockwise in a circle
sashay - a square dance figure; partners circle each other taking sideways steps
swing - a square dance figure; a pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them
|Verb||1.||square dance - dance in formation|
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