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part of speech: verb
inflections: dances, dancing, danced
definition 1: to move the feet and body in a rhythmic way, usually to music.
Everyone got up and danced when the band started playing.
similar words:
rock, sway, twirl, whirl
definition 2: to jump or skip along in excitement.
She was so happy she danced down the hall.
similar words:
bounce, caper, frisk, frolic, hop, prance, romp, skip
definition 3: to move quickly and lightly in a way that suggests dancing.
The treetops danced in the wind.
similar words:
dart, flicker, flit, skip, trip
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a set pattern of steps or movements usually done to music.
The waltz was a popular dance in the 1800s.
similar words:
polka, reel, waltz
definition 2: The art of dancing.
She is studying music and dance.
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definition 3: a party or gathering where people come to dance.
The school dance is on Saturday night.
similar words:
ball, formal, hop, party, social
definition 4: an act of dancing; one turn of dancing.
He chose a partner for the last dance of the evening.
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  • dancer:
    a person who dances.
  • dancing:
    the act of moving the body with rhythm.
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