HyperDic: folk_dancing

English > 1 sense of the expression folk dancing:
NOUNactfolk dancing, folk dancea style of dancing that originated among ordinary people (not in the royal courts)
English > folk dancing: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningA style of dancing that originated among ordinary people (not in the royal courts).
Synonymfolk dance
Narrowercountry-dance, country dancing, contredanse, contra danse, contradanceA type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line
farandoleA lively dance from Provence
hornpipeA British solo dance performed by sailors / sailors
jigAny of various old rustic dances involving kicking and leaping
mazurkaA Polish national dance in triple time
morris dance, morris dancingAny of various English folk dances performed by dancers in costume
polkaA Bohemian dance with 3 steps and a hop in fast / fast time
round dance, ring danceA folk dance
rumba, rhumbaA folk dance in duple time that originated in Cuba with Spanish and African elements
sword dance, sword dancingAny of various dances by men who step nimbly over swords or flourish them in the air
Broadersocial dancingdancing as part of a social occasion
Spanishbaile regional, danza popular
Catalanballet popular, dansa popular
Verbsfolk danceperform a folk-dance

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