halling

noun
hal·​ling | \ ˈhäliŋ, ˈhal- \
plural -s

Definition of halling

1 : an acrobatic Norwegian dance in duple measure for one to three single dancers
2 : a lively dance tune written in a major key usually in ²/₄ time and usually played on the Hardanger fiddle

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History and Etymology for halling

Norwegian, from Hallingdal a valley in southern Norway

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“Halling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/halling. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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