highland fling

a vigorous Scottish reel
Hypernyms: ↑reel, ↑Scottish reel

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ˌHighland ˈfling [Highland fling] noun
a fast Scottish dance that is danced by one person
In the Highland fling the dancer, usually a man, dances on the same spot, often with one arm above the head and the other resting on the hip, and makes quick arm and leg movements. It is often performed at Highland Gatherings.

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  • Highland Fling — Der Highland Fling ist ein schottischer Solotanz. Er ist einer der Tänze des Highland Dancing, die heute meist wettbewerbsmäßig oder als Schautanz getanzt werden. Außerhalb Schottlands, besonders in Irland, wird auch die verwendete Musik (der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Highland fling — Highland High land, n. Elevated or mountainous land; (often in the pl.) an elevated region or country; as, the Highlands of Scotland. [1913 Webster] {Highland fling}, a dance peculiar to the Scottish Highlanders; a sort of hornpipe. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Highland fling — ► NOUN ▪ a vigorous solo Scottish dance consisting of a series of complex steps …   English terms dictionary

  • Highland fling — n. a lively folk dance of the Highlands …   English World dictionary

  • Highland Fling — The Highland Fling is one of the oldest of the traditional Highland dances of Scotland. Returning from a victorious battle, male warriors would perform the dance in celebration of their success. It was performed on a small round shield, called a… …   Wikipedia

  • Highland fling — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms Highland fling : singular Highland fling plural Highland flings a lively traditional dance from the Scottish Highlands performed by one person …   English dictionary

  • Highland fling — fling (def. 17). [1865 70] * * * ▪ Scottish dance  national dance of Scotland. A vigorous dance requiring delicate balance and precision, it was probably originally a victory dance for a solo male dancer, performed after battle. It is performed… …   Universalium

  • Highland fling — High′land fling′ n. mad fling 14) • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • Highland fling — /haɪlənd ˈflɪŋ/ (say huyluhnd fling) noun a vigorous Scottish solo dance, a form of the reel …   Australian English dictionary

  • Highland fling — noun Date: 1804 a lively Scottish folk dance …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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