HyperDic: trip_the_light_fantastic

English > 1 sense of the expression trip the light fantastic:
VERBcreationtrip the light fantastic, dance, trip the light fantastic toemove in a pattern
English > trip the light fantastic: 1 sense > verb 1, creation
MeaningMove in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsdance, 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

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