Meaning of “barn dance” in the English Dictionary

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"barn dance" in British English

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barn dancenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbɑːn ˌdɑːns/ us /ˈbɑːrn ˌdæns/

Examples from literature

  • Now came the festive barn dance. 
  • Often I have heard it sung in shrill, piping voice at harvest supper or barn dance. 
  • That barn dance will be fun, said Alice to Ruth, the evening on which it was to take place. 
  • The place had been closed since summer, and it seemed colder than outside, but those two did the barn dance then and there. 
  • We even had picnics and barn dances every three or four weeks. 

(Definition of “barn dance” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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