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noun, plural ko·los.
  1. a Serbian folk dance performed by a group arranged in a circle, with the soloists in the center.
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Origin of kolo

1910–15; < Serbo-Croatian kȍlo literally, circle, wheel
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Examples from the Web for kolo

Historical Examples

  • The Kolo addressed the Thibetian who had previously conversed with him.

    Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China

    Evariste Regis Huc

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for kolo


noun plural -los
  1. a Serbian folk dance in which a circle of people dance slowly around one or more dancers in the centre
  2. a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
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Word Origin

Serbian, from Old Slavonic: wheel; related to Old English hwēol wheel
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