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Definition 1: a style of dancing that originated among ordinary people (not in the royal courts) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for folk dance in the sense of this definition

(folk dance is a kind of ...) dancing as part of a social occasion

(... is a kind of folk dance ) a folk dance; dancers form a circle

(... is a kind of folk dance ) a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line

(... is a kind of folk dance ) any of various old rustic dances involving kicking and leaping

(... is a kind of folk dance ) a British solo dance performed by sailors

(... is a kind of folk dance ) any of various dances by men who step nimbly over swords or flourish them in the air

(... is a kind of folk dance ) any of various English folk dances performed by dancers in costume

(... is a kind of folk dance ) a Bohemian dance with 3 steps and a hop in fast time

(... is a kind of folk dance ) a Polish national dance in triple time

(... is a kind of folk dance ) a lively dance from Provence; all the dancers join hands and execute various figures

(... is a kind of folk dance ) a folk dance in duple time that originated in Cuba with Spanish and African elements; features complex footwork and violent movement

Definition 2: perform a folk-dance - [verb of motion]

(folk dance is a kind of ...) move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance

"My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio"

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