round dance

noun

Definition of round dance

1 : a folk dance in which participants form a ring and move in a prescribed direction
2 : a ballroom dance in which couples progress around the room
3 : a series of movements performed by a bee to indicate that a source of food is nearby

First Known Use of round dance

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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