Definition of eightsome in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈeɪts(ə)m/
(also eightsome reel /ˈeɪts(ə)m/)


A lively Scottish dance for eight people.
Example sentences
  • Exiled clansmen and their ladies danced the eightsome reel, the military two-step and slow Scottish waltzes to the music of a bag-piper.
  • Forget all about rowdy post-wedding dances where an eightsome is an excuse to throw women around, reels are danced energetically but correctly.
  • I've even done the odd eightsome reel, which is as close as anyone should get to folk dancing.
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