country-dance

noun

coun·​try-dance ˈkən-trē-ˌdan(t)s How to pronounce country-dance (audio)
: any of various native English dances in which partners face each other especially in rows

Word History

First Known Use

1577, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of country-dance was in 1577

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“Country-dance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/country-dance. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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