line dance


: a dance performed by a group usually in single file
: a dance in which the dancers stand in ranks while performing a particular set of steps in unison
line dancer noun
line dancing noun

Examples of line dance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the guests were dancing a line dance at the front of the room, a gunman walked in and opened fire. Summer Lin, Los Angeles Times, 21 Jan. 2024 Over the years, the line dance song has become a staple at school dances, weddings, sports events, bar mitzvahs, and plenty of other celebrations worldwide. Shania Russell,, 8 Aug. 2023 Gabrielle Tenney and Aneesa Smith will be at the Mountain Winery teaching line dances to songs by Shania Twain, Dolly Parton, Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, Sara Evans The Chicks, and more of your favorite female country artists. Debby Rice, The Mercury News, 23 Jan. 2024 Cindy Lao’s line dance was destroyed by gunfire a year ago, but her spirit wasn’t. Summer Lin, Los Angeles Times, 22 Jan. 2024 And of course, there is fine dining to experience, line dancing to get into, and rodeos that will wow you. Anna Mahan, Country Living, 10 Sep. 2023 Their relationship first began when the two met while line dancing at a country-western bar in northern Iowa in the early '90s when neither was looking for nor expecting to find love. Kara Warner, Peoplemag, 12 July 2023 Over the years, the line dance song became an international sensation, becoming a staple at school dances, sports events, Quinceanera’s, bar mitzvahs, weddings, and other celebrations across the world. Charisma Madarang, Rolling Stone, 8 Aug. 2023 But these viewers move, too, encouraged by the D.J. to join the standing folks in a simple line dance, picking up the moves from cast members spread throughout the theater on more platforms and catwalks. Brian Seibert, New York Times, 4 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of line dance was in 1948

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“Line dance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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