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dance

dance

 
 
pronunciation:
daens
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: danced, dances, dancing
definition 1: to move the body in a rhythmic sequence, usu. in a prescribed fashion and usu. to music.
 
similar words:
boogie, hoof, perform, pirouette, rock, sway, twirl, whirl
definition 2: to jump or skip in excitement or agitation.
synonyms:
trip
similar words:
bounce, caper, cavort, frisk, frolic, gambol, hop, prance, romp, skip
definition 3: to move rapidly so as to suggest dancing.
The sunlight danced on the water.
similar words:
dart, flicker, flit, skip, trip
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to take part in (a dance).
He danced the tango.
similar words:
perform
definition 2: to cause to dance.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an art form consisting of a series of stylized body movements performed with or without music.
a student of music and dance
similar words:
ballet, choreography, eurythmics, modern dance
definition 2: a specific pattern of these movements that is usu. given a name, such as the waltz or rumba.
similar words:
cotillion, fox trot, one-step, polka, quadrille, reel, rumba, tango, two-step, waltz
definition 3: a social event at which people gather to dance.
similar words:
ball, formal, hoedown, hop, party, prom, round dance, shindig, social, square dance
definition 4: an act of dancing.
the last dance of the evening
similar words:
number
Word Builder: dance +
  • dancer:
    a person who dances.
  • dancing:
    the act of moving the body with rhythm.
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