- a Serbian folk dance performed by a group arranged in a circle, with the soloists in the center.
Origin of kolo
1910–15; < Serbo-Croatian kȍlo literally, circle, wheel
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Examples from the Web for kolo
The Kolo addressed the Thibetian who had previously conversed with him.
In this part of the country they are known under the generic appellation of Kolo.
These had p. 15contrived to escape, but their companions had been left to the mercy of the Kolo (brigands).
But no entertainment in Serbia can be reckoned a success, if it does not end in a spontaneous burst of kolo dancing.
On this evening, after an hour of the concert, the men suddenly broke into kolo.
- a Serbian folk dance in which a circle of people dance slowly around one or more dancers in the centre
- a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
Serbian, from Old Slavonic: wheel; related to Old English hwēol wheel