Definition of Ring-a-rosy

1. Noun. A children's game in which the players dance around in a circle and at a given signal all squat.

Exact synonyms: Ring-around-a-rosy, Ring-around-the-rosy
Generic synonyms: Game



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ring-a-rosy

rinded
rinderpest
rinderpest virus
rinderpests
rindier
rindiest
rinding
rindle
rindless
rinds
rindy
rine
rined
rines
ring-a-rosy (current term)
ring-around-a-rosy
ring-around-the-rosy
ring-bark
ring-barked
ring-barking
ring-barks
ring-binder
ring-finger
ring-fingers
ring-in
ring-knife
ring-like corneal dystrophy
ring-man
ring-neck

Literary usage of Ring-a-rosy

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1. Tillicums of the Trail: Being Klondike Yarns Told to Canadian Soldiers by George Charles Fraser Pringle (1922)
"... danced up to the centre and back singing, "Here we go gathering nuts in May," and then commenced to circle round to the chorus of "Ring-a-ring-a-rosy. ..."

2. The Wagnerian Romances by Gertrude Hall Brownell (1907)
"... irresistible, they weave around him, circling as in a child's game of ring-a-rosy, sweeping the heady perfumes of their garlands under his nostrils. ..."

3. The Boy Travellers in the Russian Empire: Adventures of Two Youths in a by Thomas Wallace Knox (1887)
"... reminded the youths of the " round-a-ring-a-rosy" game of their native land. Close by this group were two girls playing a game which was called ..."

4. The Aeolian Pipe-organ and Its Music by Aeolian Company (1919)
"... in the village of Hellabrunn on the day appointed for the arrival of the King. A "Folk-Dance" follows it, a "Ring-a-Rosy," to which the children frolic. ..."

5. The Aeolian Pipe-organ and Its Music by Aeolian Company (1919)
"A "Folk-Dance" follows it, a "Ring-a-Rosy," to which the children frolic. The theme of the festival music returns and ends the introduction. ..."

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