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barn dance

noun
1.
a social gathering, originally held in a barn, and including square dances, round dances, and hoedown music.
2.
any party featuring country dances, dress, music, etc.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95, Americanism
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Examples for barn dance
  • They attend a barn dance, nip at a bottle and cause trouble.
  • The event features an old-fashioned barn dance, a parade of antique farm machinery, and storytelling sessions for children.
British Dictionary definitions for barn dance

barn dance

noun
1.
(Brit) a progressive round country dance
2.
(US & Canadian) a party with hoedown music and square-dancing
3.
a party featuring country dancing
4.
a disco or party held in a barn
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