One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A country dance of US origin that starts with four couples facing one another in a square, with the steps and movements shouted out by a caller.
- ‘At a dude ranch, you can enjoy home cooked meals, cookouts, wagon rides, fishing, and square dances.’
- ‘She looked like she had just stepped out of a square dance, boots and all.’
- ‘We wanted to do a square dance too but we couldn't find a caller.’
- ‘Once a year, they close the place down and have a square dance in the main street.’
- ‘More than half the states have designated a state dance or folk dance, and it is the same one, the square dance.’
verb[NO OBJECT]often as noun square dancing
Participate in a square dance.‘I learned square-dancing at the age of 68’
- ‘One committee member's love of square-dancing sparked an idea to form a square-dancing club that will perform during the celebrations.’
- ‘It was an upbeat country song, and Zack was trying to teach Tanya how to square dance.’
- ‘He participated in the students' social life, going to their parties and inviting them to his home for square dancing.’
- ‘The traditional music of white Australia and ‘bush dancing,’ which has been described as similar to square-dancing without a caller, are also popular.’
- ‘The only thing the public school system taught me in junior high was how to square dance.’
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