Virginia reel

noun

: an American dance in which two lines of couples face each other and all couples in turn dance in a series of figures

Word History

First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Virginia reel was in 1817

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“Virginia reel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Virginia%20reel. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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Virginia reel

noun
: an American dance in which two lines of couples face each other and in which all couples in turn do a series of movements

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