Definition of Highland fling

1. Noun. A vigorous Scottish reel.

Generic synonyms: Reel, Scottish Reel



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Highland Fling

highflying(a)
highhanded
highhandedly
highhandedness
highing
highish
highjack
highjacked
highjacker
highjackers
highjacking
highjacks
highland
highland(a)
highland dance
highland fling (current term)
highland tinamou
highland tinamous
highlanders
highlandman
highlandmen
highlife
highlifes
highlight
highlightable
highlighted
highlighter
highlighters
highlighting
highlightings

Literary usage of Highland fling

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1. Twenty Years at Court: From the Correspondence of the Hon. Eleanor Stanley by Eleanor Julian Stanley Long (1916)
"... Duke "—More reels—The Prince's highland fling—The Queen has an accident—The Duchess of Kent and the polka—Birth of Prince Alfred—The Royal children —The ..."

2. Gymnastic Dancing: Rhythmic Exercises for Classes of Men and Boys by William J. Davison (1909)
"highland fling This dance goes best with one of the Old Scotch highland fling pieces. DEFINITIONS OF SPECIAL TERMS USED IN FLING STEPS. ..."

3. Pages from an Adventurous Life by Joyce Emmerson Muddock (1907)
"... Tom Hood—I make the acquaintance of Benjamin Ward Richardson and George Cruikshank — The latter dances the highland fling for me when he was over eighty ..."

4. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ...: To which is by John Jamieson (1880)
"Hence the highland fling, a name for one species of movement in which there is much exertion of the ... That last touch of the highland fling jerked it out. ..."

5. Folk-dances and singing games: twenty-six folk-dances of Norway, Sweden by Elizabeth Burchenal (1909)
"The music for the slow part is a Strathspey (highland fling time) of ... FORMATION The Steps The steps used during the dance are highland fling steps, ..."

6. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"highland fling. One of the distinctive national dances of Scotland. ... Like all Scotch dances, the highland fling is animated, sharp, and vigorous. ..."

7. The Columbian Magazine edited by John Inman, Robert A. West, Stephen M. Chester, Darius Mead (1845)
"When there, he threw open the door of the common room, and a scene was revealed, wild and picturesque as the country around us. A highland fling was in full ..."

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