folk dance

noun

Definition of folk dance

: a dance that originates as ritual among and is characteristic of the common people of a country and that is transmitted from generation to generation with increasing secularization distinguished from court dance

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History and Etymology for folk dance

translation of German volkstanz

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“Folk dance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/folk%20dance. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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