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Meaning of folia

fo•li•a

Pronunciation: (fō'lē-u), [key]
— n.
  1. pl. of

fo•li•a

Pronunciation: (fu-lē'u), [key]
— n.
  1. a wild and noisy Portuguese carnival dance accompanied by tambourines, performed at a frantic pace by men dressed as women and often carrying masked boys on their shoulders.

fo•lí•a

Pronunciation: (Sp. fô-lē'ä), [key]
— pl. -lí•as
  1. an early medieval Iberian dance accompanied by mime and songs, performed during celebrations of the solstice and New Year festivals.
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