contra dance

noun con·tra dance \ ˈkän-trə-ˌdan(t)s \
variants: or play \ˈkän-trə-ˌdan(t)s also kōⁿ-trə-ˈdäⁿs\

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

Origin and Etymology of contra dance

French contredanse, by folk etymology from English country-dance


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