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noun

a dance that originated among, and has been transmitted through, the common people.Compare court dance.
a piece of music for such a dance.

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Origin of folk dance

First recorded in 1905–10

OTHER WORDS FROM folk dance

folk dancer, nounfolk dancing, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for folk dance

folk dance

noun

any of various traditional rustic dances often originating from festivals or rituals
a piece of music composed for such a dance

verb folk-dance (intr)

to perform a folk dance

Derived forms of folk dance

folk dancing, noun
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