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folk dance

noun
1.
a dance that originated among, and has been transmitted through, the common people.
Compare court dance.
2.
a piece of music for such a dance.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
Related forms
folk dancer, noun
folk dancing, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for folk dancing

folk dance

noun
1.
any of various traditional rustic dances often originating from festivals or rituals
2.
a piece of music composed for such a dance
verb (intransitive)
3.
to perform a folk dance
Derived Forms
folk dancing, noun
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