HyperDic: dance

English > 7 senses of the word dance:
VERBmotiondancemove in a graceful and rhythmical way
creationdance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toemove in a pattern
motiondanceskip / skip, leap, or move up and down or sideways
NOUNcommunicationdancean artistic form of nonverbal communication
groupdancea party of people assembled for dancing
actdance, dancing, terpsichore, saltationtaking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
eventdancea party for social dancing
dance > pronunciation
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English > dance: 7 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningAn artistic form of nonverbal communication.
Category ofchoreographCompose a sequence of dance steps, often to music
heelPerform with the heels
hoofdance in a professional capacity
tap dancePerform a tap dance
NarrowerchoreographyThe representation of dancing by symbols as music is represented by notes
extensionThe ability to raise the working leg high in the air
Broaderart, fine artThe products of human creativity
Spanishbaile, danza
Catalanball, dansa
Verbsdancemove in a pattern
English > dance: 7 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningA party of people assembled for dancing.
NarrowerballThe people assembled at a lavish formal dance
BroaderpartyA group of people gathered together for pleasure
Verbsdancemove in a pattern
English > dance: 7 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningTaking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music.
Synonymsdancing, terpsichore, saltation
Category ofbelly dancePerform a belly dance
buskerA person who entertains people for money in public places (as by singing or dancing), usually while asking for money
clogdance a clog dance
dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toeMove in a pattern
heelPerform with the heels
jivedance to jive music
shimmydance a shimmy
sidestepA step to one side (as in boxing or dancing)
tapA small metal plate that attaches to the toe or heel of a shoe (as in tap dancing)
tap dancePerform a tap dance
NarroweradagioA slow section of a pas de deux requiring great skill and strength by the dancers
break dancing, break danceA form of solo dancing that involves rapid acrobatic moves in which different parts of the body touch the ground
couranteA court dance of the 16th century
mamboA Latin American dance similar in rhythm to the rumba / rumba
nautch, nauch, nautch danceAn intricate traditional dance in India performed by professional dancing girls
pas de deux, duet(ballet) a dance for two people (usually a ballerina and a danseur noble)
pas de quatre(ballet) a dance for four people
pas de trois(ballet) a dance for three people
pas seul, variation(ballet) a solo dance or dance figure
pavane, pavanA stately court dance of the 16th and 17th centuries
phrasedance movements that are linked in a single choreographic sequence
ritual dancing, ritual dance, ceremonial danceA dance that is part of a religious ritual
sarabandA stately court dance of the 17th and 18th centuries
skankA rhythmic dance to reggae music performed by bending forward and extending the hands while bending the knees
slam dancing, slam danceA form of dancing in which dancers slam into one another
social dancingdancing as part of a social occasion
stage dancing, choreographyA show involving artistic dancing
step dancing, hoofingdancing in which the steps are more important than gestures or postures
toe dancing, toe danceA dance performed on tiptoe
Broaderdiversion, recreationAn activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates / stimulates
performing artsarts or skills that require public performance
Spanishbaile, danza
Catalanball, dansa
Verbsdancemove in a pattern
English > dance: 7 senses > noun 4, event
MeaningA party for social dancing.
Narrowerball, formalA lavish dance requiring formal attire
barn danceA dance party featuring country dancing
hop, record hopAn informal dance where popular music is played
raveA dance party that lasts all night and electronically synthesized music is played
BroaderpartyAn occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment
Spanishbaile
Catalanball
Verbsdancemove in a pattern
English > dance: 7 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningMove in a graceful and rhythmical way.
PatternSomebody ----s
ModelThe crowds dance in the streets; The streets dance with crowds
Example"The young girl danced into the room"
Entailsstepshift or move by taking a step
NarrowercapriolePerform a capriole, in ballet
chasse, sashayPerform a chasse step, in ballet
glissadePerform a glissade, in ballet
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Similar todance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toeMove in a pattern
Spanishbailar, danzar
Catalanballar, dansar
Nounsdancera performer who dances professionally
dancera person who participates in a social gathering arranged for dancing (as a ball)
English > dance: 7 senses > verb 2, creation
MeaningMove in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
ModelSam and Sue dance
Example"My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio"
Synonymstrip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe
Categorydancing, dance, terpsichore, saltationTaking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
Entailed byfigure skatedance on skates
NarrowerCharlestondance the Charleston
belly dancePerform a belly dance
boogiedance to boogie music
bop, bebopdance the bebop
break dance, break-dance, breakDo a break dance
bumpdance erotically or dance with the pelvis thrust forward
cakewalkPerform the cakewalk dance
cha-chadance the cha-cha
clogdance a clog dance
congadance the conga
contradance, country-dance, contredanse, contra dansePerform a contradance
discodance to disco music
folk dancePerform a folk-dance
foxtrotdance the foxtrot
grinddance by rotating the pelvis in an erotically suggestive way, often while in contact with one's partner such that the dancers' legs are interlaced
heelPerform with the heels
hoofdance in a professional capacity
jigdance a quick dance with leaping and kicking motions
jitterbugDo the jitterbug
jivedance to jive music
kickKick a leg up
mambodance a mambo
one-stepdance the one-step
polkadance a polka
quickstepPerform a quickstep
rhumba, rumbadance the rhumba
sambadance the samba
shagdance the shag
shimmydance a shimmy
skankdance the skank
slam dance, slam, mosh, thrashdance the slam dance
square dancedance in formation
tangodance a tango
tap dancePerform a tap dance
tapdance, tapdance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes
twistDo the twist
two-stepdance the two-step
waltz, waltz arounddance a waltz
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Similar todanceMove in a graceful and rhythmical way
Spanishbailar, danzar
Catalanballar, dansar
Nounsdancean artistic form of nonverbal communication
dancea party for social dancing
dancea party of people assembled for dancing
dancera performer who dances professionally
dancera person who participates in a social gathering arranged for dancing (as a ball)
dancing, dancetaking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
English > dance: 7 senses > verb 3, motion
Meaningskip / skip, leap, or move up and down or sideways.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Example "The children danced with joy"
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Spanishbailar, danzar

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