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Definition of "folk dance" [folk dance]

  • A traditional dance originating among the common people of a nation or region. (noun)
  • The music accompanying such a dance. (noun)
  • A social gathering at which folk dances are performed. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "folk dance" in a sentence
  • "The zeal of the folk dance sizzles in his nervous ganglions, or wherever fanaticism does sizzle."