square dance

noun

Definition of square dance 

: a dance for four couples who form the sides of a square

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Other Words from square dance

square-dance \ˈskwer-​ˌdan(t)s, -​ˌdän(t)s \ intransitive verb
square dancer noun
square dancing noun

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Summer square dances will take place on July 21, Aug. 18 and Sept. 8, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. each night. Courant Community, "Community News For The Putnam-Killingly Edition," 10 July 2018 Summer square dances will take place on July 21, Aug. 18 and Sept. 8, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. each night. Courant Community, "Community News For The Putnam-Killingly Edition," 10 July 2018 Summer square dances will take place on July 21, Aug. 18 and Sept. 8, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. each night. Courant Community, "Community News For The Putnam-Killingly Edition," 10 July 2018 Summer square dances will take place on July 21, Aug. 18 and Sept. 8, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. each night. Courant Community, "Community News For The Putnam-Killingly Edition," 10 July 2018 Eighty acres remain in the family, whose fifth generation gives city folk several reasons to visit: square dances and music tributes, art fairs and farm markets. Mary Bergin, chicagotribune.com, "Chow down on the farm this summer at special dinners in America's Dairyland," 9 July 2018 Summer square dances will take place on July 21, Aug. 18 and Sept. 8, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. each night. Courant Community, "Community News For The Putnam-Killingly Edition," 10 July 2018 Summer square dances will take place on July 21, Aug. 18 and Sept. 8, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. each night. Courant Community, "Community News For The Putnam-Killingly Edition," 10 July 2018 Jukebox Quartet will perform at 10:10 a.m., with the Heritage Dancers square dancing at 11:10 a.m. Emily Sorensen, Pomerado News, "Old-Fashioned Fourth of July offers patriotic fun," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of square dance

1870, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of square dance was in 1870

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square dance

noun

English Language Learners Definition of square dance

: a dance for four couples that begins with each couple facing one of the other couples so that the four couples form a square

square dance

noun

Kids Definition of square dance

: a dance for four couples who form the sides of a square

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