Definition of kolo in English:


Syllabification: ko·lo
Pronunciation: /ˈkōlō

noun (plural kolos)

  • A Slavic dance performed in a circle.
    More example sentences
    • The popular kolo or circle dance is performed to the accompaniment of the tamburitsa, a traditional mandolin-like stringed instrument.
    • The nijemo kolo is a circle dance performed to foot stamping rather than music.
    • Serbian folk dances are called kolos, and are performed by professional troupes, or by guests at weddings and other special occasions.


late 18th century: Croatian, literally 'wheel'.

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