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Dance meaning

dance - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. To move with measured steps, or to a musical accompaniment; to go through, either alone or in company with others, with a regulated succession of movements, ( commonly) to the sound of music; to trip or leap rhythmically.
  2. 2. To move nimbly or merrily; to express pleasure by motion; to caper; to frisk; to skip about.
  3. 3. To cause to dance, or move nimbly or merrily about, or up and down; to dandle.
  4. 4. The leaping, tripping, or measured stepping of one who dances; an amusement, in which the movements of the persons are regulated by art, in figures and in accord with music.
  5. 5. A tune by which dancing is regulated, as the minuet, the waltz, the cotillon, etc.
  6. 6. To cause to dance or jump.
  7. 7. To move with varied steps to musical time.

dance - examples of usage

  1. And why, if we both happen to be there, shouldn't we dance together? - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  2. Mr. Hanbury- at the Kenyons'- and you would dance with him! - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  3. I shall not dance again this evening. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
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