- The definition of a dance is a group of rhythmic movements and steps set to music or a social gathering where people participate in rhythmic movements and steps set to music.
- An example of dance is the salsa.
- An example of dance is the prom.
- Dance is defined as to move the feet and body to rhythm.
An example of dance is to engage in the salsa.
Couples dancing at a wedding.
dance definition by Webster's New World
- to move the body and feet in rhythm, ordinarily to music
- to move lightly and gaily; caper
- to bob up and down
- to be stirred into rapid movement, as leaves in a wind
Origin: Middle English dauncen ; from Old French danser ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Frankish an unverified form dintjan, to tremble, move back and forth
- to take part in or perform (a dance)
- to cause to dance
- to cause to move lightly, bob up and down, etc.
- rhythmic movement of the body and feet, ordinarily to music
- a particular kind of dance, as the waltz, tango, etc.
- the art of dancing, esp. as performed in ballet or modern dance
- a party to which people come to dance
- one round of dancing at such a party
- a piece of music for dancing
- rapid, lively movement
dance definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb danced danced, danc·ing, danc·es verb, intransitive
- To move rhythmically usually to music, using prescribed or improvised steps and gestures.
- a. To leap or skip about excitedly.b. To appear to flash or twinkle: eyes that danced with merriment.c. Informal To appear to skip about; vacillate: danced around the issue.
- To bob up and down.
- To engage in or perform (a dance).
- To cause to dance.
- To bring to a particular state or condition by dancing: My partner danced me to exhaustion.
- A series of motions and steps, usually performed to music.
- The art of dancing: studied dance in college.
- A party or gathering of people for dancing; a ball.
- One round or turn of dancing: May I have this dance?
- A musical or rhythmical piece composed or played for dancing.
- The act or an instance of dancing.
Origin: Middle English dauncen, from Old French danser, perhaps of Germanic origin.
- dancˈer noun
- dancˈing·ly adverb
dance - Phrases/Idioms
dance attendance on
dance to another tune