- a style of balletic folk dance that intends to give a sense of national character and color.
- a characteristic national dance, as the habañera, mazurka, or polka.
- a style of balletic folk dance that interprets and represents a character's occupation, mode of living, or personality.
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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
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