Dance - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dæns|  American pronunciation of the word dance
Brit.  |dɑːns|  British pronunciation of the word dance


- an artistic form of nonverbal communication
- a party of people assembled for dancing
- taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music (syn: dancing, saltation, terpsichore)
- a party for social dancing


- move in a graceful and rhythmical way
- move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance
- skip, leap, or move up and down or sideways


He never learned how to dance.

She has always loved to dance.

I like the song but it's really hard to dance to.

He danced her across the floor.

She dances with a famous ballet company.

She's a great actress, and she can dance and sing, too.

They can do all the popular dances.

The only dance he knows how to do is the twist.

How about one more dance?

He stopped right in the middle of the dance to tie his shoe.

He did a celebration dance in the end zone after scoring the touchdown.

She studied dance in college.

He asked her to dance.

Ann danced all evening with Richard.

He danced her around the ballroom.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: dance
he/she/it: dances
present participle: dancing
past tense: danced
past participle: danced
singular: dance
plural: dances
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