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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A traditional dance originating among the common people of a nation or region.
  • n. The music accompanying such a dance.
  • n. A social gathering at which folk dances are performed.

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  • n. Any dance traditionally performed by the common people of a specific region.

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  • v. perform a folk-dance
  • n. a style of dancing that originated among ordinary people (not in the royal courts)

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