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waltz

 
pronunciation:
wawlts
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a round dance for couples in three-four time with the accent on the first beat.
definition 2: a piece of music for this dance, or in its distinctive rhythm.
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part of speech: adjective
definition: of, concerning, or characteristic of the waltz.
a waltz step
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: waltzes, waltzing, waltzed
definition 1: to dance a waltz.
The couples waltzed around the floor while the orchestra played.
definition 2: (informal) to move or proceed easily or lightly (often fol. by "through").
He waltzed through the audition, and he thinks he's likely to get the part.She came waltzing through the room with that air of confidence she has.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to dance a waltz with, esp. as the leading partner.
definition 2: (informal) to lead (someone) briskly and with authority.
She waltzed the child into the dental clinic.
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derivation: waltzer (n.)
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