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FOLK DANCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does folk dance mean? 

FOLK DANCE (noun)
  The noun FOLK DANCE has 1 sense:

1. a style of dancing that originated among ordinary people (not in the royal courts)

  Familiarity information: FOLK DANCE used as a noun is very rare.


FOLK DANCE (verb)
  The verb FOLK DANCE has 1 sense:

1. perform a folk-dance

  Familiarity information: FOLK DANCE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FOLK DANCE (noun)


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Meaning:

A style of dancing that originated among ordinary people (not in the royal courts)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

folk dance; folk dancing

Hypernyms ("folk dance" is a kind of...):

social dancing (dancing as part of a social occasion)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "folk dance"):

farandole (a lively dance from Provence; all the dancers join hands and execute various figures)

ring dance; round dance (a folk dance; dancers form a circle)

contra danse; contradance; contredanse; country dancing; country-dance (a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line)

jig (any of various old rustic dances involving kicking and leaping)

hornpipe (a British solo dance performed by sailors)

sword dance; sword dancing (any of various dances by men who step nimbly over swords or flourish them in the air)

morris dance; morris dancing (any of various English folk dances performed by men in costume)

polka (a Bohemian dance with 3 steps and a hop in fast time)

mazurka (a Polish national dance in triple time)

rhumba; rumba (a folk dance in duple time that originated in Cuba with Spanish and African elements; features complex footwork and violent movement)


FOLK DANCE (verb)


Sense 1folk dance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Perform a folk-dance

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "folk dance" is one way to...):

dance; trip the light fantastic; trip the light fantastic toe (move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue folk dance


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