folk dance


folk dance
   see *dance.

A Dictionary of English folklore. . 2014.

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  • folk dance — folk dancer. folk dancing. 1. a dance that originated among, and has been transmitted through, the common people. Cf. court dance. 2. a piece of music for such a dance. [1905 10] * * * Dance that has developed without a choreographer and that… …   Universalium

  • Folk dance — is a term used to describe a large number of dances, mostly of European origin, that tend to share the following attributes:* originally danced in about the 19th century or earlier (or are, in any case, not copyrighted); * performance is… …   Wikipedia

  • folk dance — folk ,dance noun 1. ) count or uncount a traditional dance from a particular region or community 2. ) count the music for doing a folk dance ╾ folk ,dancing noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • folk dance — n a traditional dance from a particular area, or a piece of music for this dance >folk dancer n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • folk dance — ► NOUN ▪ a traditional dance associated with a particular people or area …   English terms dictionary

  • folk dance — n. 1. a traditional dance of the common people of a country or region 2. music for this …   English World dictionary

  • folk dance — I noun a style of dancing that originated among ordinary people (not in the royal courts) (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑folk dancing • Derivationally related forms: ↑folk dance (for: ↑folk dancing) • …   Useful english dictionary

  • folk dance — UK / US noun Word forms folk dance : singular folk dance plural folk dances 1) [countable/uncountable] a traditional dance from a particular region or community 2) [countable] the music for doing a folk dance Derived word: folk dancing noun… …   English dictionary

  • folk-dance — See folk dance. * * * …   Universalium

  • folk dance — dance originating from and passed down by the common people of a country or region …   English contemporary dictionary

  • folk dance — noun a traditional dance associated with a particular people or area. Derivatives folk dancer noun folk dancing noun …   English new terms dictionary