round dance
noun Date: 1683 1. a folk dance in which participants form a ring and move in a prescribed direction 2. a ballroom dance in which couples progress around the room 3. a series of movements performed by a bee to indicate that a source of food is nearby

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  • Round Dance — ist eine ursprünglich amerikanische Form des Gesellschaftstanzes, ein Paartanz, bei dem die Tanzpaare zu den Schrittansagen des Tanzleiters (Cuer, Leader) zeitgleich am Rande der Tanzfläche entlang die Tanzschritte ausführen. Die dabei… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Round dance — Round Round, a. [OF. roond, roont, reond, F. rond, fr. L. rotundus, fr. rota wheel. See {Rotary}, and cf. {Rotund}, {roundel}, {Rundlet}.] 1. Having every portion of the surface or of the circumference equally distant from the center; spherical;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • round dance — round′ dance n. 1) mad a dance in which the dancers are arranged in or move about in a circle or ring 2) mad a dance performed by couples and characterized by circular or revolving movement, as the waltz …   From formal English to slang

  • round dance — n. 1. a dance with the dancers arranged or moving in a circle 2. any of several dances, as the waltz, polka, fox trot, etc., performed by couples and characterized by revolving or circular movements …   English World dictionary

  • Round dance — There are two distinct dance categories called Round Dance. The specific dances belonging to the first of these categories are often considered to be ethnic, folk or country dances. The dances in the second category are more closely related to… …   Wikipedia

  • round dance — noun 1. a folk dance; dancers form a circle • Syn: ↑ring dance • Hypernyms: ↑folk dancing, ↑folk dance • Hyponyms: ↑schottische 2. a ballroom dance characterized by revolving movement …   Useful english dictionary

  • round dance — noun 1》 a folk dance in which the dancers form one large circle. 2》 a ballroom dance such as a waltz or polka in which couples move in circles round the ballroom …   English new terms dictionary

  • round dance — /ˈraʊnd dæns/ (say rownd dans) noun 1. a dance performed by couples, each following a revolving pattern of steps, as a waltz. 2. a dance with the dancers arranged in or moving about in a circle or ring. –round dancing, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • round dance — 1. a dance performed by couples and characterized by circular or revolving movement, as the waltz. 2. a dance in which the dancers are arranged in or move about in a circle or ring. [1675 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • round dance — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In Hymenoptera, a dance of bees indicating a source of food close to the hive …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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