hoe·​down | \ ˈhō-ˌdau̇n How to pronounce hoedown (audio) \

Definition of hoedown

2 : a gathering featuring hoedowns

Examples of hoedown in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The novel hoedown was a preliminary to the fifth national square dance convention which opens in San Diego today. Merrie Monteagudo, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 June 2021 FunMaster Brien will be at the hoedown in Colerain. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 17 June 2021 Other acts for the Aug. 5-7 country-and-camping hoedown will be announced later. Jon Bream And Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 11 Jan. 2021 Fifteen minutes away, in Milford, FC Cincinnati held its third practice/workout/get-together/hoedown. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, 13 May 2020 Anderson finds a stylistic sweet spot in this piece, which simultaneously hints at hoedowns, Vivaldi concertos, Bach toccatas and bebop. New York Times, 22 Apr. 2020 Shot mostly in the Arizona desert, the film marvels over the animals that live in such an austere climate while also focusing on familiar scenarios, like two male tortoises tussling over a female or scorpions doing a mating dance to hoedown music. Scott Tobias, New York Times, 1 Apr. 2020 The second party was a full-on hoedown, for Kylie Jenner's former personal assistant, Victoria Villarroel. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, 9 Mar. 2020 But harmonic subversions slip in, and a quasi-hoedown evolves into jazzy syncopations. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, 18 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of hoedown

1841, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Hoedown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoedown. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of hoedown

: an informal country party where people do square dances

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