Dance synonyms

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(Music) A type of popular dance music developed about 1935 and based on jazz but employing a larger band, less improvisation, and simpler harmonic and rhythmic patterns.
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The activity of dancing.
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A dancing party
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The type of music typically played for such a dance
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A dance in which the feet slide along or move close to the floor.
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An act or instance of prancing
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A dancing party
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(Intransitive) to move hurriedly or as by twitching or bouncing
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To move rhythmically
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Obsolete form of trip the light fantastic.
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A ball (formal dance) in which the dancers wear masks or fancy dress
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To move rhythmically
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The art of creating, arranging and recording the dance movements of a ballet etc.
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The art of dancing.
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Stand is defined as to be in an upright position.
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A form of urban dance originating in the late 1960s, involving undulating, fluid body movements and briefly held poses, performed to funk music.
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To move rhythmically
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(Australia, New Zealand, UK) A large open-topped rubbish bin, designed to be lifted onto the back of a truck to take away both bin and contents. See also skep.
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A formal ball, especially one at which young women are presented to society.
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A dancing party
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To execute a pirouette.
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To bob up and down.
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(Sports) To defeat (a team) in a series without drawing or losing any of the games in that series.
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People of a specified group or kind:
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To play or romp about in a happy, carefree way
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(--- Music) The music for this dance, often used as the first movement of a suite.
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A 16th century French dance
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A ballet movement consisting of one or more quick gliding steps with the same foot always leading.
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A spherical or almost spherical body:
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The definition of a promenade is a public walkway, especially on a boardwalk or around water.
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A ball or dance, as of a particular class at a school or college
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The definition of a masquerade is a fancy costume party where the guests wear masks, or to live or act in a false way.
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To move while rotating or turning about:
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To move oneself suddenly from the ground, etc. by using one's leg muscles; jump; spring
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The definition of a jig is an energetic folk dance, or a template used with a saw for woodworking.
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To get going; leave:
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A slow Latin American dance in triple meter.
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(Informal) A trial effort; try
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The definition of a caper is a pickled bud from a juniper bush, a playful skip or a trick.
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A dramatic composition written for such an entertainment, usually in verse
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A dance held in the late afternoon, at teatime
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A social gathering, as a dance, for getting people acquainted with one another
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A twining vine (Humulus lupulus) having lobed leaves and green female flowers arranged in conelike spikes.
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To measure by pacing:
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To walk, run, or dance with light, rapid steps; skip; caper
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To step or walk upon.
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Glide is defined as to move easily or flow smoothly.
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To walk, especially when as a result of regular transportation being unavailable.
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(Intransitive, slang) To leave.
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(Nautical) To heave a ship down on one side so as to expose the other, in order to clean it of barnacles and weed, or to repair it below the water line.
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The definition of a party is a gathering of people to have a good time or celebrate an occasion, or a group who do things together or a group of people who share the same political ideals.
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To engage in or perform (a dance).
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Alternative form of gavotte.
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(Informal) Something that presents no difficulties and can be accomplished with little effort.
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(Colloquial) To walk.
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To move ahead, esp. with speed
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To dance or move about in a playful, lively manner; frolic
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To play or frolic in a boisterous, lively way
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To petition again.
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Followed by with. General use, said of either fellow employees or instruments or clients.
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The act of leaping, jumping, or dancing.
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A city of southeast South Carolina northeast of Savannah on Charleston Harbor. Founded in 1670, it prospered as a port and became a major cultural center. The Civil War began here with the signing of the Ordinance of Secession (December 20, 1860) and the bombardment of Fort Sumter (April 12, 1861).
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An old French dance resembling the gavotte, usually in 3/4 or 2/2 time beginning with an upbeat.
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Alternative spelling of cancan.
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The music for this dance.
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A stylized dance of this type used as a movement in a classical suite
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A Hawaiian dance, hula
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A dance in 4/4 time of Latin American origin, resembling the rumba.
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A lively style of Cuban music, a mixture of son montuno and merengue.
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A quickstep dance for two people.
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The music for either of these dances.
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A Scottish dance, slower than a reel, for two dancers.
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A waltz
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Rhythmic movement
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A social function, especially one intended to provide a welcome or greeting:
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Noisy party or festivities.
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A rough, noisy quarrel or fight; row
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(Music) A light part song, or madrigal, with a fa-la burden or chorus, most common with the Elizabethan madrigal composers.
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The Polish language.
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A German dance for couples in 2/4 time.
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A French dance, either in 4/4 or 2/2 time.
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A Ukrainian national dance in 2/4 time.
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To move rhythmically
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To dance or to move rhythmically to musical accompaniment, especially in a graceful or nimble manner.
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(Idiomatic) To dance, especially in a vigorous manner and in one of the dance styles of the first half of the twentieth century.
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(Music) To play or dance to rock music.
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(Intransitive) To dance in the vogue dance style.
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(Intransitive) To employ a move in certain board games where one game piece is moved from one legal position to another passing over the position of another piece.
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To move, esp. up and down, with short, jerky motions
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(Intransitive) To run quickly and lightly, especially in a playful manner or in an undignified manner.
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(Intransitive) To shake, rattle, or wiggle.
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To adjust, alter, rearrange, or manipulate
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To leap about; prance or caper
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To incline or bend to one side; veer:
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To form into or arrange in a spiral, whorl, or twist.
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(Intransitive, of a person) To move oneself into such a position.
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To stand, sit, or rest on an elevated place or position.
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To put (a player) at a position in a sport or in a game:
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Of or like an antiphon; sung or chanted in alternation
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Having the presence of an antiphon between two choirs with a call and a response in song or in chant, usually in the form of a hymn or a psalm.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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A large room used for dancing and banquets.
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(Art) Also known as Dance of Death, a conventional subject in art, literature and drama, or a particular work in that style, in which death (in the form of a putrid corpse, skeleton, personified Death i.e. the Grim Reaper, or similar) is shown leading people of all social ranks (high and low) to the grave. It shows that whatever people may have in life, death comes to everybody alike, irrespective of their age, status ,or wealth or power.
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The call given to signal such a movement.
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Alternative spelling of eurythmics.
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A lively Spanish dance in rhythm varying from slow to quick 3/4 time
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A branching, hair-like structure that grows on the wings of birds that allows their wings to create lift.
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(Music) A Polish folk dance in triple time, usually moderately fast, containing a heavy accent on the third beat and occasionally the second beat.
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(Music) A movement which is part of a longer musical composition such as a suite, sonata, or symphony which is inspired by and conforming to formal characteristics of the dance of same name.
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Plural form of Pa
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Alternative form of pas de deux.
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A fast dance for couples, developed in Bohemia in the early 19th cent.: the basic step is a hop followed by three small steps
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A movement, or part of a figure, in the contradance.
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A dance of French origin, similar to the cotillion but performed by sets of four couples
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A lively Scottish dance
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An early 20th-cent. ballroom dance in 2/4 time, like a slow fox trot
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To dance the fox trot.
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To dance the samba.
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To chase and bring back; fetch.
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To bring the foot down onto an object or surface forcibly:
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(Slang) To handle, to flirt with, to deal with.
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(UK, regional) to do a forward roll
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To behave in a playful or carefree manner; to frolic or romp
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(Of a horse) To leap about, frolic.
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Proceeding by leaps rather than by smooth gradual transitions.
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Of Terpsichore
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Responsive or antiphonal singing or chanting.
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A circulating gazette of news; a newspaper.
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Find another word for dance. In this page you can discover 151 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for dance, like: swing, dancing, grand ball, hoedown, shuffle, prance, dress ball, skitter, perform the steps of, trip-the-light-fantastic-toe and masked-ball.