country-dance

[ kuhn-tree-dans, -dahns ]
/ ˈkʌn triˌdæns, -ˌdɑns /

noun

a dance of rural English origin in which the dancers form circles or squares or in which they face each other in two rows.

Nearby words

  1. country seat,
  2. country singer,
  3. country store,
  4. country-and-western,
  5. country-bred,
  6. country-fried,
  7. countryfied,
  8. countryfolk,
  9. countryman,
  10. countrypeople

Origin of country-dance

First recorded in 1570–80

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British Dictionary definitions for country dance

country dance

noun

a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets and perform a series of movements, esp facing one another in a line
Derived Formscountry dancing, noun

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