Definition of contradance in English:


Syllabification: con·tra·dance
Pronunciation: /ˈkäntrəˌdans


A country dance in which the couples form lines facing each other.
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  • These four contradances were written in Salzburg in January of 1780 for Count Johann Rudolf Czernin.
  • People have been organizing contradances in Winston-Salem since the early 1980s.
  • This versatile group is equally at home playing for concerts, contradances, or Cajun dances.


early 19th century: variant of contredanse.

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