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Meaning of COUNTRY DANCE

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line
  2. [v]  perform a contradance
 
 Synonyms: contra danse, contra danse, contradance, contredanse, contredanse, country dancing
 
 See Also: dance, do-si-do, folk dance, folk dancing, landler, longways, longways dance, promenade, sashay, square dance, square dancing, swing, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Coun"try-dance`\ (-d?ns`), n. [Prob. an
adaptation of contradance.]
See {Contradance}.

      He had introduced the English country-dance to the
      knowledge of the Dutch ladies.           --Macaulay.

 

 

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