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Definition 1: taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for dance in the sense of this definition

(dance is a kind of ...) an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates

"scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists" "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles" "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation"

(dance is a kind of ...) arts or skills that require public performance

(... is a kind of dance ) (ballet) a dance for two people (usually a ballerina and a danseur noble)

(... is a kind of dance ) a show involving artistic dancing

(... is a kind of dance ) (ballet) a solo dance or dance figure

(... is a kind of dance ) (ballet) a dance for three people

(... is a kind of dance ) (ballet) a dance for four people

(... is a kind of dance ) dancing as part of a social occasion

(... is a kind of dance ) a Latin American dance similar in rhythm to the rumba

(... is a kind of dance ) a dance that is part of a religious ritual

(... is a kind of dance ) a dance performed on tiptoe

(... is a kind of dance ) dancing in which the steps are more important than gestures or postures

(... is a kind of dance ) a form of dancing in which dancers slam into one another; normally performed to punk rock

(... is a kind of dance ) a slow section of a pas de deux requiring great skill and strength by the dancers

(... is a kind of dance ) a form of solo dancing that involves rapid acrobatic moves in which different parts of the body touch the ground; normally performed to the rhythm of rap music

(... is a kind of dance ) a court dance of the 16th century; consisted of short advances and retreats

(... is a kind of dance ) an intricate traditional dance in India performed by professional dancing girls

(... is a kind of dance ) a stately court dance of the 16th and 17th centuries

(... is a kind of dance ) dance movements that are linked in a single choreographic sequence

(... is a kind of dance ) a stately court dance of the 17th and 18th centuries; in slow time

(... is a kind of dance ) a rhythmic dance to reggae music performed by bending forward and extending the hands while bending the knees

(dance is the domain which ... is member of) perform with the heels

"heel that dance"

(dance is the domain which ... is member of) perform a belly dance

(dance is the domain which ... is member of) perform a tap dance

(dance is the domain which ... is member of) dance a clog dance

(dance is the domain which ... is member of) move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance

"My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio"

(dance is the domain which ... is member of) dance to jive music; dance the jive

(dance is the domain which ... is member of) a person who entertains people for money in public places (as by singing or dancing), usually while asking for money

(dance is the domain which ... is member of) a small metal plate that attaches to the toe or heel of a shoe (as in tap dancing)

(dance is the domain which ... is member of) a step to one side (as in boxing or dancing)

(dance is the domain which ... is member of) dance a shimmy

Definition 2: an artistic form of nonverbal communication - [noun denoting communication]

(dance is a kind of ...) the products of human creativity; works of art collectively

"an art exhibition" "a collection of fine art"

(... is a kind of dance ) the ability to raise the working leg high in the air

"the dancer was praised for her uncanny extension" "good extension comes from a combination of training and native ability"

(... is a kind of dance ) the representation of dancing by symbols as music is represented by notes

(dance is the domain which ... is member of) compose a sequence of dance steps, often to music

"Balanchine choreographed many pieces to Stravinsky's music"

(dance is the domain which ... is member of) dance in a professional capacity

(dance is the domain which ... is member of) perform a tap dance

(dance is the domain which ... is member of) perform with the heels

"heel that dance"

Definition 3: a party for social dancing - [noun denoting event]

(dance is a kind of ...) an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment

"he planned a party to celebrate Bastille Day"

(... is a kind of dance ) a lavish dance requiring formal attire

(... is a kind of dance ) a dance party featuring country dancing

(... is a kind of dance ) an informal dance where popular music is played

(... is a kind of dance ) a dance party that lasts all night and electronically synthesized music is played

"raves are very popular in Berlin"

Definition 4: a party of people assembled for dancing - [noun denoting group]

(dance is a kind of ...) a group of people gathered together for pleasure

"she joined the party after dinner"

(... is a kind of dance ) the people assembled at a lavish formal dance

"the ball was already emptying out before the fire alarm sounded"

Definition 5: move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance - [verb of creation]

Samples where dance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio

Synonyms for dance in the sense of this definition

(dance is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(... is a kind of dance ) dance by rotating the pelvis in an erotically suggestive way, often while in contact with one's partner such that the dancers' legs are interlaced

(... is a kind of dance ) dance a polka

(... is a kind of dance ) dance a mambo

(... is a kind of dance ) dance to disco music

(... is a kind of dance ) dance the cha-cha

(... is a kind of dance ) dance to boogie music

(... is a kind of dance ) dance the Charleston

(... is a kind of dance ) dance the two-step

(... is a kind of dance ) dance the samba

(... is a kind of dance ) dance the one-step

(... is a kind of dance ) dance the rhumba

(... is a kind of dance ) dance the skank

(... is a kind of dance ) kick a leg up

(... is a kind of dance ) perform a quickstep

(... is a kind of dance ) dance in formation

(... is a kind of dance ) perform a folk-dance

(... is a kind of dance ) do the jitterbug

(... is a kind of dance ) dance a quick dance with leaping and kicking motions

(... is a kind of dance ) dance the slam dance

(... is a kind of dance ) dance the conga

(... is a kind of dance ) perform the cakewalk dance

(... is a kind of dance ) dance to jive music; dance the jive

(... is a kind of dance ) dance in a professional capacity

(... is a kind of dance ) dance a clog dance

(... is a kind of dance ) perform a tap dance

(... is a kind of dance ) perform a belly dance

(... is a kind of dance ) perform with the heels

"heel that dance"

(... is a kind of dance ) dance a shimmy

(... is a kind of dance ) dance the bebop

(... is a kind of dance ) dance erotically or dance with the pelvis thrust forward

"bump and grind"

(... is a kind of dance ) do the twist

(... is a kind of dance ) do a break dance

"Kids were break-dancing at the street corner"

(... is a kind of dance ) perform a contradance

(... is a kind of dance ) dance the foxtrot

(... is a kind of dance ) dance the shag

(... is a kind of dance ) dance a tango

(... is a kind of dance ) dance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes

"Glover tapdances better than anybody"

(... is a kind of dance ) dance a waltz

(dance has a similar meaning as ...) move in a graceful and rhythmical way

"The young girl danced into the room"

(dance belongs to category ...) taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music

Definition 6: move in a graceful and rhythmical way - [verb of motion]

Samples where dance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The young girl danced into the room

(dance is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(... is a kind of dance ) perform a glissade, in ballet

(... is a kind of dance ) perform a chasse step, in ballet

(... is a kind of dance ) perform a capriole, in ballet

(dance implies ...) shift or move by taking a step

"step back"

(dance has a similar meaning as ...) move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance

"My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio"

Definition 7: skip, leap, or move up and down or sideways - [verb of motion]

Samples where dance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Dancing flames
  • The children danced with joy

(dance is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

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