Definition of hoedown in English:

hoedown

Syllabification: hoe·down
Pronunciation: /ˈhōˌdoun
 
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noun

North American
  • 1A social gathering at which lively folk dancing takes place.
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    • Then the couple were off to their ranch in Bromley Common for a hoedown to celebrate with 150 guests including many family members.
    • Whether you hold a harvest hoedown or a stylish sit-down dinner party for eight, fall for outside entertaining this autumn!
    • Saturday night and country roads led us to Washington County's Food Farm, where event planner extraordinaire Bob Sendall hosted a haute hoedown that attracted 200 city slickers to the rural retreat.
    Synonyms
    party, shindig, hootenanny, bash, jamboree, dance, barn dance, baile, fête, celebration
  • 1.1A lively folk dance.
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    • Also, at least in many rural communities, the square dance and hoedown are still around, even if chiefly on that life support of a special evening of ‘Western’ dancing.
    • Dinner is usually a buffet or served family-style; at some dinners you'll be treated to live entertainment such as mellow folk songs or a merry hoedown.
    • After they arrived in Louisiana, Anglo-American immigrants to Louisiana contributed new fiddle tunes and dances, such as reels, jigs, and hoedowns.

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