ko·​lo ˈkō-(ˌ)lō How to pronounce kolo (audio)
plural kolos
: a central European folk dance in which dancers form a circle and progress slowly to right or left while one or more dancers perform elaborate steps in the center

Examples of kolo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Core class components include a play-fighting series of movements called hakoko, a crawling series called kolo, a dynamic-tension series using laau, or long wooden sticks, and an intense battle ropes conditioning series. Margaux Lushing, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 Mar. 2018

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Word History


Serbian & Croatian, literally, circle, wheel; akin to Greek kyklos circle — more at wheel

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kolo was in 1851

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“Kolo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kolo. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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