Definition of Scottish reel
1. Noun. A lively dance of Scottish Highlanders; marked by circular moves and gliding steps.
Specialized synonyms: Highland Fling, Eightsome
Generic synonyms: Square Dance, Square Dancing
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scottish Reel
Literary usage of Scottish reel
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1. Excursions in Denmark, Norway and Sweden: Including Notices of the Public by Robert Bremner (1840)
"... Travelling on the Fiords—A Scottish "Reel"—Norwegian Dances—Native ... scottish reel ..."
2. Proceedings of the ... Annual Playground Congress and ... Year Book by Playground Association of America (1909)
"The scottish reel exhibits contrasts in essential respects with the dances of ... The contrast between the scottish reel and any one of the great Russian or ..."
3. Travels in Scotland by Johann Georg Kohl (1849)
"... and had now a man before me who might be relied upon in the matter, I asked him what might be the peculiarity of the scottish reel, as a dance. ..."
4. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ...: To which is by John Jamieson (1880)
"Improperly used to denote a drinking-vessel, or the liquor contained in it, S. Hence, Push about the Jorum is the name of an old scottish reel, ..."
5. Poems, chiefly in the Scottish dialect by Robert Burns (1824)
"Spring, a quick air in music, a scottish reel. Sprit, a tough-rooted plant, something like rushes. ..."