Definition of Country-dance

1. Noun. A type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line.




2. Verb. Perform a contradance. "Sam and Sue country-dance"

Definition of Country-dance

1. Noun. A dance carried out in the countryside, or by country people; used as a generic name for many native British dances, especially where partners face each other in a long line. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Country-dance

countre
countrey
countreys
countrie
countries
countrified
countrifies
countrify
countrifying
countrol
countrols
country
country-and-western
country-bred
country-code
country-dance (current term)
country-fried steak
country-style
country-western music
country and western
country beam
country beams
country borage
country bumpkin
country bumpkins
country club
country codes
country cousin
country dance
country dancing

Literary usage of Country-dance

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1. The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore by Thomas Moore (1910)
"COUNTRY DANCE AND QUADRILLE ONE night the nymph call'cl COUNTRY DANCE— (Whom folks, of late, have used so ill, Preferring a coquette from France, ..."

2. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"From & country-dance called pat il'i'ti', very fashionable in 1800; which it resembles. La poule. Derived from a country- dance produced by Julien in 1802, ..."

3. Kate Beaumont by John William De Forest (1872)
"At this moment the country dance ended, and the dancers made a rush toward the whiskey. Sam Hicks sought to keep possession of his rosy-cheeked little ..."

4. The Spirit of the Public Journals: Or, Beauties of the American Newspapers by George Bourne (1806)
"O! that I had fled youthful lufts I* NEW-ENGLAND COUNTRY DANCE. ... Orpheus Led a rude lord! to a country dance, and Play'd the bnlk tune of Yankee Doodle ..."

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