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Danzon is my favorite Cuban music, played by a traditional string orchestra with flute and piano. It's very formally structured but romantic music, which derives from the French-Haitian contradance.
Rachel Kushner

Meaning of "contradance" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CONTRADANCE

contradance  [ˈkɒntrəˌdɑːns] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONTRADANCE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Contradance is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CONTRADANCE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

contradance

Contra dance

Contra dance refers to several partnered folk dance styles in which couples dance in two facing lines or in a group of four. It has mixed origins from English country dance and French dance styles in the 17th century. Sometimes described as New England folk dance, contra dances can be found around the world and have some popularity in North America and the United Kingdom where weekly or monthly dances and annual dance weekends are common. Considered a type social dance, contra dancing involves steps that require a partner, where couples can be variously arranged in lines up and down the dance hall. Throughout the course of a dance, couples progress up and down these lines, typically interacting with different couples as they progress. The dance is led by a caller who facilitates a walkthrough before the actual dance begins. Callers describe a series of steps called "figures", and in a single dance, a caller may include anywhere from 6-12 individuals figures which are repeated as couples progress. The accompanying music for contra dances includes, but is not limited to Irish, Scottish, and French-Canadian folk songs.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONTRADANCE


advance
ədˈvɑːns
Afrikaans
ˌæfrɪˈkɑːns
break-dance
ˈbreɪkˌdɑːns
chance
tʃɑːns
contredance
ˈkɒntrəˌdɑːns
contredanse
ˈkɒntrəˌdɑːns
dance
dɑːns
enhance
ɪnˈhɑːns
folk-dance
ˈfəʊkˌdɑːns
France
frɑːns
freelance
ˈfriːˌlɑːns
glance
ɡlɑːns
kans
kɑːns
lance
lɑːns
nondance
ˌnɒnˈdɑːns
nuance
njuːˈɑːns
outdance
ˌaʊtˈdɑːns
square-dance
skwɛə dɑːns
tap-dance
tæp dɑːns
trance
trɑːns

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONTRADANCE

contracyclical
contradict
contradictable
contradicter
contradiction
contradiction in terms
contradictious
contradictiously
contradictiousness
contradictive
contradictively
contradictiveness
contradictor
contradictories
contradictorily
contradictoriness
contradictory
contradistinction
contradistinctive
contradistinctively

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONTRADANCE

abondance
abundance
accordance
appearance
attendance
avoidance
belly dance
break dance
child guidance
concordance
dependance
folk dance
guidance
impedance
old-time dance
overabundance
school attendance
sun dance
tea dance
tendance
war dance

Synonyms and antonyms of contradance in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «contradance» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONTRADANCE

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The translations of contradance from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «contradance» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

contradance
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

contradanza
570 millions of speakers

English

contradance
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

contradance
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

contradance
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Контраданс
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

contradance
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

contradance
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

contredanse
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Percanggahan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kontra
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

contradance
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

contradance
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Contradance
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

contradance
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

contradance
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विरोधाभास
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

contradance
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

contraddanza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

contradance
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Контраданс
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

contradance
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

contradance
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

contradance
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

contradance
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

contradance
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of contradance

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONTRADANCE»

The term «contradance» is normally little used and occupies the 131.386 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONTRADANCE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about contradance

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QUOTES WITH «CONTRADANCE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word contradance.
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Rachel Kushner
Danzon is my favorite Cuban music, played by a traditional string orchestra with flute and piano. It's very formally structured but romantic music, which derives from the French-Haitian contradance.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONTRADANCE»

Discover the use of contradance in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to contradance and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Creolizing Contradance in the Caribbean
Creolizing Contradance in the Caribbean, the first book to explore this phenomenon in detail and with a pan-regional perspective, includes chapters on the Spanish-, French-, and English-speaking Caribbean.
Peter Manuel, 2011
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Contradance
In Contradance, his ninth collection, Peck’s passion for inquiry and historical reflection has never been stronger or more beautifully embodied.
John Peck, 2011
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Piano lessons in the grand style: from the golden age of The ...
Contradance [No. 1] Bring out the Melody Staccato chords played. The name contradanse is of English origin, being really only a corruption of the words country dance. The fashionable dance, in vogue in the eighteenth century France , was ...
Jeffrey Johnson, 2003
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Danzón: Circum-Carribean Dialogues in Music and Dance
Interest in the contradance developed in tandem with early nationalist movements in Europe, the first studies of traditional song genres, and an idealization of “the folk” as the embodiment of regional heritage.4 The instrumental contradance as ...
Alejandro L. Madrid, Robin D. Moore, 2013
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Music, Popular Culture, Identities
But a footnote (perhaps inspired by an editor more attentive to public taste and the bottom line) narrowed the condemnation to one particular example, the contradance.17 The moralists' ire may seem absurd. Contradance - with its complicated ...
Richard Young, 2002
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National Rhythms, African Roots: The Deep History of Latin ...
Contradanza — later shortened to danza — was simply a national contradance variation. These were common in Europe. A Parisian compilation of 1811 included French, Polish, Russian, Spanish, German, and Italian versions of contradance.
John Charles Chasteen, 2004
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History of Dance: An Interactive Arts Approach
However, the contradance, quite a contrast to the sedate, sophisticated minuet, continued to climb in popularity. Minuet The minuet was a symbol of the aristocracy and the French court in the first half of the 18th century. Dancing it indicated ...
Gayle Kassing, 2007
8
All that Glitters: Country Music in America
While early country dancers in Maine were familiar with polkas, waltzes and even the foxtrot, the contradance was the most popular form (Hubley). The contradance gets its name from the two opposed lines of dancers who use a variety of ...
George H. Lewis, 1993
9
Ethnicity in the Caribbean: Essays in Honor of Harry Hoetink
Dancing as a couple, associated in 'primitive' societies with fertility rites, did not form part of European ballroom dancing until the late eighteenth century; first through a combination of figure group dancing with couples in the contradance, and ...
Gert Oostindie, 2005
10
State and Society in Spanish America During the Age of ...
The bailecitos delpais, which acted out a pantomime of amorous pursuit, resistance, and submission, were worse from the point of view of the moralists, but the contradance introduced a new pattern of physical contact, a different ...
Victor Uribe Uran, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONTRADANCE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term contradance is used in the context of the following news items.
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BWW Reviews: Family Fun With the Native Pride Dancers
... unlike in Western dance there is no backward movement, none of the to-ing and fro-ing that we associated with step dancing or contradance. «Broadway World, Jul 15»
2
7 ways to have fun this weekend
For more information, visit kingsfriendmusic.com/contradance. 2. Feel the music. The Ocean City Jazz Festival begins at 5 p.m. July 3 and July ... «Jacksonville Daily News, Jul 15»
3
'Picnic in the Park' once again celebrates Independence Day
Since then they have performed at leading music festivals and venues throughout the Northeast, performing bluegrass, old time, contradance, ... «The Daily News Online, Jul 15»
4
Arts & Entertainment Calendar: July 2 - 8
FIRST SATURDAY CONTRADANCE, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. Wild Asparagus with George Marshall, David Cantieni, Becky Tracy, Ann ... «The Recorder, Jul 15»
5
5 Things To Do This Weekend, June 26-28: Shine on, you crazy …
... on Friday night songwriter Sorcha Cribben-Merrill is at the Lompoc Cafe in Bar Harbor, while Saturday brings a contradance at College of the ... «Bangor Daily News, Jun 15»
6
Arts & Entertainment Calendar: June 25 - July 1
TOPHILL MUSIC CONTRADANCE PARTY, Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. The T-Radicals with Dereck Kalish calling. «The Recorder, Jun 15»
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Farm-to-fiddle trio sets Flying Shoes table
Co-founder of the North Whitefield Contradance, a member of the Henry Road Bandits dance band and a favorite instructor at Maine Fiddle ... «Republican Journal, Jun 15»
8
Continuous Performances at Arts Alive This Weekend
Fiddler Amy Larkin and her band play spicy Cajun, Celtic, and traditional Appalachian tunes and driving contradance music. Manny and Linda ... «CapeCod.com News, Jun 15»
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5 Things To Do This Weekend, June 19-21: Lazing on a sunny …
... take your pick of either the inaugural Wine on the Waterfront event set for Friday evening on the Bangor Waterfront, the monthly contradance ... «Bangor Daily News, Jun 15»
10
NHPR Folk Calendar
>>>Contradance at the Richard W. Black Center, Hanover, NH, 7 PM, 781-385-1480. >>>Scottish Country Dance /w John Bartholomew leading ... «New Hampshire Public Radio, May 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Contradance [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/contradance>. Dec 2019 ».
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