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dance

 
Noun dance has 4 senses
  1. dance - an artistic form of nonverbal communication
    --1 is a kind of
    art, fine art
    --1 has particulars: extension; choreography
    Derived form: verb dance2
  2. dance - a party of people assembled for dancing
    --2 is a kind of
    party
    --2 has particulars: ball
    Derived form: verb dance2
  3. dancing, dance, terpsichore, saltation - taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
    --3 is a kind of diversion, recreation; performing arts
    --3 has particulars:
     adagio; break dancing, break dance; nautch, nauch, nautch dance; pavane, pavan; saraband; skank; slam dancing, slam dance; step dancing, hoofing; toe dancing, toe dance; stage dancing, choreography; pas seul, variation; pas de deux, duet; pas de trois; pas de quatre; social dancing; ritual dancing, ritual dance, ceremonial dance
    Derived form: verb dance2
  4. dance - a party for social dancing
    --4 is a kind of
    party
    --4 has particulars: ball; barn dance; hop, record hop; rave
    Derived form: verb dance2
Verb dance has 3 senses
  1. dance - move in a graceful and rhythmical way; "The young girl danced into the room"
    --1 is one way to
    move
    Derived forms: noun dancer2, noun dancer1
    Sample sentences:
    The crowds dance in the streets
    The streets dance with crowds
  2. dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe - move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance; "My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio"
    --2 is one way to move
    Derived forms: noun dance4, noun dance3, noun dance2, noun dance1, noun dancer2, noun dancer1, noun dancing1
    Sample sentence:
    Sam and Sue dance
  3. dance - skip, leap, or move up and down or sideways; "Dancing flames"; "The children danced with joy"
    --3 is one way to
    move
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
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