folia

1
[ foh-lee-uh ]
/ ˈfoʊ li ə /

noun

plural of folium.

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Definition for folia (2 of 3)

folia2
[ fuh-lee-uh ]
/ fəˈli ə /

noun

a wild and noisy Portuguese carnival dance accompanied by tambourines, performed at a frantic pace by men dressed as women and often carrying masked boys on their shoulders.

Origin of folia

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see origin at folía

Definition for folia (3 of 3)

folía
[ Spanish faw-lee-ah ]
/ Spanish fɔˈli ɑ /

noun, plural fo·lí·as [Spanish faw-lee-ahs]. /Spanish fɔˈli ɑs/.

an early medieval Iberian dance accompanied by mime and songs, performed during celebrations of the solstice and New Year festivals.

Origin of folía

1780–85; <Spanish folía or Portuguese folia literally, madness, folly ≪ Old Provençal, equivalent to fol foolish, mad + -ia-y3; see fool1, folly
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British Dictionary definitions for folia

folia
/ (ˈfəʊlɪə) /

noun

the plural of folium
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