HyperDic: dancing

English > 1 sense of the word dancing:
NOUNactdancing, dance, terpsichore, saltationtaking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
dancing > pronunciation
Soundsdae'nsihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > dancing: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningTaking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music.
Synonymsdance, 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

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