- A sequence of rhythmic steps or movements performed to music, for pleasure or as a form of social interaction.
- A social gathering where dancing is designed to take place.
- (heraldry) A fess that has been modified to zig-zag across the center of a coat of arms from dexter to sinister.
- A genre of modern music characterised by sampled beats, repetitive rhythms and few lyrics.
verb (danc, ing)
- Dutch: dans
- French: danse
- German: Tanz
- Italian: ballo , danza
- Spanish: baile , danza
- (intransitive) To move with rhythmic steps or movements, especially in time to music.
- I danced with her all night long.
- (intransitive) To leap or move rapidly with strong emotion.
- His eyes danced with pleasure as he spoke.
- (transitive) To perform the steps to.
- Have you ever danced the tango?
Etymology: From French, dance (noun), dancerOld French, dancer (verb) (modern danse, danser), of unknown origin.
- Dutch: dansen
- French: danser
- German: tanzen
- Italian: ballare, danzare
- Spanish: bailar, danzar
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