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Definition of "popping" []

  • A style of dancing that incorporates the rhythmic contraction of the dancer's muscles and pantomimed movements, usually to funk or hip-hop music. (noun)

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 "popping" in a sentence
  • "In this context, the term popping describes clustered balls or bubbles of interspersed conduit energies that abruptly pop up and down the same way corn reshapes and redefines itself when confined in a hot container."
  • "If it were, I could understand the title popping into their heads automatically."
  • "You can almost hear college basketball fans across the country do double takes when they see his name popping up in the headlines after all these years."