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contra dance

noun \ˈkän-trə-ˌdan(t)s\

Definition of CONTRA DANCE

1
:  a folk dance in which couples face each other in two lines or a square
2
:  a piece of music for a contra dance

Variants of CONTRA DANCE

contra dance or con·tre·danse \also kōⁿ-trə-ˈdäⁿs\

Origin of CONTRA DANCE

French contredanse, by folk etymology from English country-dance
First Known Use: 1803

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