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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Origin and Etymology of halling
Norwegian, from Hallingdal a valley in southern Norway
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