barn dance

noun
|Updated on: 6 Jul 2018

Definition of barn dance

: an American social dance originally held in a barn and featuring several dance forms (such as square dancing)

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First Known Use of barn dance

1825

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BARN DANCE Defined for English Language Learners

barn dance

Definition of barn dance for English Language Learners

  • : an informal social event at which people do traditional dances (such as square dances)


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