• A piece of music with a particular dance rhythm.
  • A social gathering where dancing is the main activity.
  • (uncountable) The art, profession, and study of dancing.
  • A sequence of rhythmic steps or movements usually performed to music, for pleasure or as a form of social interaction.
  • A genre of modern music characterised by sampled beats, repetitive rhythms and few lyrics.
  • (heraldry) A fess that has been modified to zig-zag across the center of a coat of arms from dexter to sinister.


  • (transitive) To perform the steps to.

    "Have you ever danced the tango?"

  • (intransitive) To leap or move lightly and rapidly.

    "His eyes danced with pleasure as he spoke."

  • (intransitive) To move with rhythmic steps or movements, especially in time to music.

    "I danced with her all night long."

  • (transitive) To cause to dance, or move nimbly or merrily about.

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