Definition of “country dance” - English Dictionary

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“country dance” in British English

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country dancenoun [ C ]

uk /ˌkʌn.tri ˈdɑːns/ us /ˌkʌn.tri ˈdæns/

Examples from literature

  • A number of country dances followed. 
  • It was in the afternoon and they were on their way to a country dance. 
  • Our country dances they esteem too violent and confused, without showing grace or agility. 
  • The old country dances which used to delight our fathers seem to be vanishing. 
  • The peasants, dressed in their gala clothes, were forming in a circle for the country dance. 

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