Definition of Square dancing

1. Noun. American country dancing in which couples form squares.

Exact synonyms: Square Dance
Generic synonyms: Contra Danse, Contradance, Contredanse, Country Dancing, Country-dance
Specialized synonyms: Reel, Scottish Reel, Quadrille
Terms within: Do-si-do, Promenade, Sashay, Swing
Derivative terms: Square Dance

Definition of Square dancing

1. Noun. A type of dance in which eight dancers are arranged in a square as four couples, with a caller calling or singing out the movements that the dancers are to perform. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Square Dancing

square and rabbet
square away
square ball
square bashing
square block
square bracket
square brackets
square centimeter
square centimeters
square centimetre
square centimetres
square circle
square dance
square dancer
square dances
square dancing (current term)
square deal
square division
square divisions
square drive
square drives
square eyes
square feet
square foot
square footage
square footages
square inch
square inches
square kilometer
square kilometers

Literary usage of Square dancing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Vision: A Magazine for Youth (1889)
"But you say, "Do you object to square dancing—the good old-fashioned cotillion, the Virginia reel, and so forth?" I answer: The old-fashioned dance of our ..."

2. The Gentleman's Magazine (1875)
"asked Beatrice good-humouredly, " or of the music of the spheres, or of polite circles, or of square dancing ? But you needn't dance with a polygon if you ..."

3. Christianity and Amusements by Richard Henry Edwards (1915)
"... modern round dancing and square dancing? Which is the more fun? How may one test his friendships by Jesus' ideals? What are the laws by which they can ..."

4. Adventure Guide to Texas by Kimberly Young (1999)
"To find out current information and times on square dancing events, call the Convention and Visitors Bureau at -s 956-682-2871. Try picking your own fruit ..."

5. Canada's Atlantic Provinces: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland by Barbara Radcliffe Rogers, Stillman Rogers (2005)
"Cape Breton is Celtic to the core, so ceilidhs and square dancing are a normal part of life and take place on a regular weekly basis. ..."

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