noun Date: 1579 any of various native English dances in which partners face each other especially in rows

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  • country dance — noun 1. A dance as practised by country people 2. A type of dance in which either an indefinite number of couples in a circle or two lines, or groups of fixed numbers of couples in two lines, can take part, tracing a precise and sometimes complex …   Useful english dictionary

  • Country-dance — Coun try dance ( d?ns ), n. [Prob. an adaptation of contradance.] See {Contradance}. [1913 Webster] He had introduced the English country dance to the knowledge of the Dutch ladies. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • country dance — ► NOUN ▪ a traditional type of English dance, in particular one performed by couples facing each other in long lines …   English terms dictionary

  • country-dance — [kun′trēdans΄] n. an English folk dance, esp. one in which partners form two facing lines …   English World dictionary

  • country dance — or contredanse Type of social dance for couples, popular in the 17th century. Derived from English folk dance, the country dance is performed in one of three forms: circular or round; longways, with rows of couples facing each other; and… …   Universalium

  • Country Dance — Der Kontratanz oder Kontertanz (frz. Contredanse, Contredance, „Gegeneinander Tanz“, engl. volksetymologisch umgedeutet zu Country Dance) ist ein ursprünglich englischer Gruppentanz, der sich vom ländlichen Volkstanz zu einem im 17. und 18.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Country dance —  Pour l’article homonyme, voir Country Dance.  La country dance (littéralement « danse paysanne ») est une danse anglaise du XVIIe siècle, à l origine de la contredanse. Les country dances se dansent à quatre, six ou huit …   Wikipédia en Français

  • country-dance — (on devrait prononcer kaoun tri dan s ; mais on a presque toujours prononcé kon tre dan s , comme pour la contredanse française) s. f. Voy. contredanse 2. contredanse et primitivement country dance 2. (kon tre dan s et kaun tri dan s ) s. f.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • country-dance — I noun a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line • Syn: ↑country dancing, ↑contredanse, ↑contra danse, ↑contradance • Derivationally related forms: ↑contra danse ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Country Dance —  Pour l’article homonyme, voir Country dance.  Country Dance est un film américano britannique basé sur le livre Household Ghosts réalisé par Jack Lee Thompson en 1970. Distribution Peter O Toole Susannah York Michael Craig Harry… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • country dance — 1. noun A general term that includes set step routine dancing such as ceilidh dance, highland dance, barn dance, and square dance. 2. verb To take part in country dancing …   Wiktionary

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