Definition of Highland fling in English:

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Highland fling

Pronunciation: /ˈˌhīlənd ˈfliNG/


A vigorous Scottish dance consisting of a series of complex steps performed solo, originally to celebrate victory.
Example sentences
  • Other numbers featured the Highland fling, a lively Scottish folk dance complete with bagpipes, but combined with elements of ballroom dance, modern dance and even disco, with the troupe members decked out in various glitzy costumes.
  • At one point they do a Gay Gordons and then a sort of Highland fling.
  • The men donned kilts, while the women joined in reels and Highland flings.
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