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Definition of "one-step" []

  • A ballroom dance consisting of a series of unbroken rapid steps in 2/4 time. (noun)
  • A piece of music for this dance. (noun)
  • To perform this dance. (verb-intransitive)

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.

Use "one-step" in a sentence
  • "Most shocking to the keepers of social order, “couples often held each other very close, grasping each other firmly about the waist or about the neck as in a hug . . . the one-step, the bunny hug, and the other new dances allowed a lingering close contact.”"
  • "Epps acknowledges that Forrester's initial reaction to the Kindle as a niche device that would only attract a small number of book-loving early adopters underestimated the fact that consumers would fall in love with the Kindle's one-step shopping system and the immediate gratification of buying books in the Kindle store."
  • "With flames rushing up the wall, the dragon roared at the escapees and took one-step forward before Suzaku stood in its way."