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prance

 
pronunciation:
praens
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part of speech: verb
inflections: prances, prancing, pranced
definition 1: to raise the front legs and spring forward with the rear legs.
The pony pranced around the ring at the circus.
definition 2: to move or walk in a lively, happy manner.
Mike pranced around the soccer field after scoring a goal.
similar words:
bounce, caper, strut
derivations: prancingly (adv.), prancer (n.)
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