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character dance

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noun
  1. a style of balletic folk dance that intends to give a sense of national character and color.
  2. a characteristic national dance, as the habañera, mazurka, or polka.
  3. a style of balletic folk dance that interprets and represents a character's occupation, mode of living, or personality.
Related formscharacter dancing, nouncharacter dancer, noun
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  • A great feast followed, of which the most prominent feature was a character-dance.

    The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 1

    Hubert Howe Bancroft