[Spanish faw-lee-ah]

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for folía



the plural of folium
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