round dance


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

Examples of round dance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ron and Ann enjoyed square/round dancing, playing cards with family and friends, tending to his garden, traveling, camping, fishing, white water rafting, and spending time at his condo in Florida., 22 July 2019

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First Known Use of round dance

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Cite this Entry

“Round dance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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