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dance


dance  (dns)
v. danced, danc·ing, danc·es
v.intr.
1. To move rhythmically usually to music, using prescribed or improvised steps and gestures.
2.
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.
3. To bob up and down.
v.tr.
1. To engage in or perform (a dance).
2. To cause to dance.
3. To bring to a particular state or condition by dancing: My partner danced me to exhaustion.
n.
1. A series of motions and steps, usually performed to music.
2. The art of dancing: studied dance in college.
3. A party or gathering of people for dancing; a ball.
4. One round or turn of dancing: May I have this dance?
5. A musical or rhythmical piece composed or played for dancing.
6. The act or an instance of dancing.

[Middle English dauncen, from Old French danser, perhaps of Germanic origin.]

dancer n.
dancing·ly adv.


dance  /dns/  v. [I;T] danced, dancing, dances to move the body rhythmically, usu. in tune with music: I danced for joy on hearing the good news.
n. 1 an act of dancing: He did a little dance of joy. 2 the art of dance: She teaches dance. 3 a dance lasting the length of one piece of music: Please save the next dance for me. dance

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