square dance


: a dance for four couples who form the sides of a square
ˈskwer-ˌdan(t)s How to pronounce square dance (audio)
intransitive verb
square dancer noun
square dancing noun

Examples of square dance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Enjoy square dance fun without committing to weekly lessons. Myrna Petlicki, Chicago Tribune, 29 Jan. 2024 Wear comfortable shoes and learn how to square dance. Shirley MacFarland, cleveland, 13 July 2023 Free square dance class Looking for something to do that is fun, easy and good for the mind and body? San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Mar. 2023 This family-friendly fair showcases traditional 4-H competitions as well as a petting zoo, square dance, pedal tractor pull, carnival rides on the midway and more. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 14 June 2023 The Wranglers Square Dance Club is offering a free introductory square dance class at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Seven Oaks Community Center, 16789 Bernardo Oaks Drive. San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Mar. 2023 When this band played at square dances, Watson would play fiddle tunes on his Gibson Les Paul Goldtop with a flatpick. Ted Olson, The Conversation, 28 Feb. 2023 The Rustic Pine Tavern, a landmark watering hole with sticky wood floors and walls decorated in taxidermy, still holds a Tuesday-night square dance, while Welty’s General Store has been hawking homesteading essentials and Western wear since the late 1800s. Jen Murphy, Robb Report, 4 Feb. 2023 Learn to square dance with easy classes through local clubs Looking for something to do that’s fun, easy and open to all? San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of square dance was in 1870

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“Square dance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/square%20dance. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

square dance

: a lively dance for sets of four couples who form the sides of a square
square-dance verb
square dancer noun
square dancing noun

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