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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)

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 "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_."