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Definition of "dance" []

  • To move rhythmically usually to music, using prescribed or improvised steps and gestures. (verb-intransitive)
  • To leap or skip about excitedly. (verb-intransitive)
  • To appear to flash or twinkle: eyes that danced with merriment. (verb-intransitive)
  • Informal To appear to skip about; vacillate: danced around the issue. (verb-intransitive)
  • To bob up and down. (verb-intransitive)
  • To move the feet and body rhythmically, esp in time to music (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To perform (a particular dance) (verb)
  • To skip or leap, as in joy, etc (verb)
  • To move or cause to move in a light rhythmic way (verb)
  • A series of rhythmic steps and movements, usually in time to music (noun)
  • An act of dancing (noun)
  • A social meeting arranged for dancing; ball (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A piece of music in the rhythm of a particular dance form, such as a waltz (noun)
  • Dancelike movements made by some insects and birds, esp as part of a behaviour pattern (noun)

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Use "dance" in a sentence
  • "Emails in inbox right now: 31 *happy dance, happy dance, oh, the happy dance*"
  • "The _Conjunctive_ expresses the _Action_ or _Passion_ conditionally and is always joined with the _Indicative_, or the same _Mood_; as _I will love you, if you wou'd love me_; _I wou'd dance, if you wou'd dance_."
  • "For convenience of reference these types of dance may be called _whirling, circling_, and the _figure eight dance_."