Highland fling

Highland fling
fling (def. 17).

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▪ 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 in 4/4 time and consists of a series of intricate steps performed on one spot. Especially characteristic is a light step in which the dancer hops on one foot while moving the other foot in front of and in back of the calf. The dance is regularly performed in competition at the Highland Games held throughout Scotland.

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  • 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 — noun a vigorous Scottish reel • Hypernyms: ↑reel, ↑Scottish reel * * * ˌHighland ˈfling [Highland fling] noun a fast Scottish dance that is danced by one person   Culture …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 — 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 …  

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

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