clog dance

noun
a dance performed while wearing shoes with wooden soles; has heavy stamping steps
Syn: ↑clog dancing, ↑clog
Derivationally related forms: ↑clog (for: ↑clog)
Hypernyms: ↑tap dancing, ↑tap dance

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noun
: a dance in which the performer wears clogs and beats out a clattering rhythm upon the floor
clog dancer noun
clog dancing noun

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a dance in which clogs, or heavy shoes, are worn for hammering out the lively rhythm.
[1880-85]

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clog dance,
a dance in which the dancer wears clogs to beat time.

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n. a dance performed in clogs with rhythmic beating of the feet, esp. as a traditional dance in Ireland, Scotland, and the north of England
a North American country tap dance of similar style
Derivatives:
clog dancer n. clog dancing n.

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ˈclog dance f11 [clog dance clog dances] noun
a dance that is performed by people wearing ↑clogs
 
Culture:
In traditional clog dancing the dancers’ clogs were used to beat a rhythm on the floor. This type of dancing was popular in Ireland and northern England and later influenced tap-dancing in the US. Charlie Chaplin's first performance as a child in England was a clog dance.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Clog dance — Clog Clog (kl[o^]g), n. [OE. clogge clog, Scot. clag, n., a clot, v., to to obstruct, cover with mud or anything adhesive; prob. of the same origin as E. clay.] 1. That which hinders or impedes motion; hence, an encumbrance, restraint, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clog dance — clog′ dance n. mad brit. a dance in which clogs or heavy shoes are worn for hammering out the lively rhythm • Etymology: 1880–85 clog′ danc er, n. clog′ danc ing, n …   From formal English to slang

  • clog dance — n. a dance in which clogs are worn to beat out the rhythm clog dancer n. clog dancing n …   English World dictionary

  • Clog Dance — may refer to: Clogging, traditional European folk dance Clog Dance (song), first single released by Violinski This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal link led …   Wikipedia

  • clog dance — clog dancer. clog dancing. a dance in which clogs, or heavy shoes, are worn for hammering out the lively rhythm. [1880 85] * * *       kind of dance in which the dancer accentuates the rhythm of his feet by wearing wooden soled shoes, or clogs.… …   Universalium

  • clog dance — noun Date: 1869 a dance in which the performer wears clogs and beats out a clattering rhythm on the floor • clog dancer noun • clog dancing noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • clog dance — noun a traditional dance for which clogs are worn. Derivatives clog dancer noun clog dancing noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • clog dance — rhythmic dance performed by a dancer wearing clogs (type of shoe with a thick wooden sole) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • clog dance — /ˈklɒg dæns/ (say klog dans) noun a dance performed with clogs to beat time to the music. –clogdancer, noun –clogdancing, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • Clog Dance (song) — Clog Dance Single by Violinski from the album No Cause For Alarm B side …   Wikipedia

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