Definition of Country dancing
1. Noun. A type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line.
Generic synonyms: Folk Dance, Folk Dancing
Specialized synonyms: Longways, Longways Dance, Square Dance, Square Dancing, Do-si-do, Promenade, Sashay, Swing, Landler
Derivative terms: Contra Danse, Contredanse, Country-dance
Lexicographical Neighbors of Country Dancing
Literary usage of Country dancing
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Analysis of Beauty by William Hogarth (1908)
"Of country dancing. The lines which a number of people together form in country or figure dancing, make a delightful play upon the eye, especially when the ..."
2. Personal Memoirs: Or, Reminiscences of Men and Manners at Home and Abroad by Pryse Lockhart Gordon (1830)
"... Confiscated—Family details—Dr. Burney—A rare book— Personal accomplishments — A country dancing-master— A pair of colours—Preparations to leave home. ..."
3. Collections and Notes, 1867-1876 by William Carew Hazlitt (1876)
"The Compleat country dancing-Master : Containing Great Variety of Dances, both Old and New ; Particularly those performed at the several Masquerades ..."
4. The Gentleman's Magazine (1818)
"4 ‘sew Circular System of English Country-Dancing ... of English country dancing ; yet a Pupil may easily learn the principal ..."