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

Definition of hoedown

2 : a gathering featuring hoedowns

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Recent Examples on the Web Fifteen minutes away, in Milford, FC Cincinnati held its third practice/workout/get-together/hoedown. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Doc's Morning Line: No fans in the stands, other safety measures are better than nothing," 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, "Not Bach or Beethoven, but Leroy Anderson Is the Composer for Now," 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, "12 Family-Friendly Nature Documentaries," 1 Apr. 2020 The second party was a full-on hoedown, for Kylie Jenner's former personal assistant, Victoria Villarroel. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Nikita Dragun Wore a Thong Over Her Pants for Madison Beer and Victoria Villarroel's Birthday Parties," 9 Mar. 2020 But harmonic subversions slip in, and a quasi-hoedown evolves into jazzy syncopations. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, "Voices of Change ensemble serves up more than a century of ‘modern music’ at SMU’s Caruth Auditorium," 18 Feb. 2020 In Pixar’s first Soul trailer, the next animated film from Inside Out‘s Pete Docter attempts to tackle these existential questions while a soul does the hoedown in the great beyond. Nick Romano, EW.com, "Pixar's first Soul trailer sends Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey to the cosmos," 7 Nov. 2019 By my unofficial count, there were at least 16 rodents having a hoedown inside the shop. Tim Carman, Washington Post, "Owner of Dupont Pizza smells a rat in the viral video of rodents at his shop," 4 Oct. 2019 Also haunted maze and fall hoedowns Friday-Saturday only. oregonlive, "2019 Portland Halloween guide: Corn mazes, haunted houses, festivals and more," 1 Oct. 2019

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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 30 Sep. 2020.

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US : an informal country party where people do square dances

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