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1. dance

verb. ['ˈdæns'] move in a graceful and rhythmical way.

Synonyms

  • glissade
  • step
  • sashay
  • trip the light fantastic toe
  • chasse
  • move
  • trip the light fantastic

Antonyms

  • unwind
  • arrange
  • disengage
  • wind

Etymology

  • daunsen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dancer (Anglo-Norman)

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Rhymes with Dance

  • underfinance
  • refinance
  • pomeranz
  • pomerance
  • lafrance
  • expanse
  • alamance
  • romance
  • perchance
  • mccance
  • finance
  • enhance
  • askance
  • advance
  • trance
  • stance
  • schranz
  • prance
  • glance
  • france
  • duran's
  • crance
  • vance
  • schanz
  • rance
  • nance
  • mance
  • lance
  • hance
  • chance

How do you pronounce dance?

Pronounce dance as dæns.

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Sentences with dance


1. Noun, singular or mass
A dance floor will need to be big enough for several couples to dance on at once.

Quotes about dance


1. You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,Love like you'll never be hurt,Sing like there's nobody listening,And live like it's heaven on earth.
- William W. Purkey

2. Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.
- Rabindranath Tagore

3. I write some country music. There's a song called 'I Hope You Dance.' Incredible. I was going to write that poem; somebody beat me to it.
- Maya Angelou

2. country-dance

noun. a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line.

Synonyms

  • swing
  • contradance
  • contredanse
  • do-si-do
  • promenade
  • folk dancing
  • landler
  • sashay
  • longways
  • country dancing
  • folk dance
  • square dance
  • square dancing
  • longways dance

Antonyms

  • stay
  • inactivity
  • inactiveness
  • inaction

3. break-dance

verb. do a break dance.

Synonyms

  • dance
  • trip the light fantastic toe
  • break
  • trip the light fantastic

Antonyms

  • keep quiet
  • function
  • stay
  • unify

4. country-dance

verb. perform a contradance.

Synonyms

  • contradance
  • contredanse
  • trip the light fantastic toe
  • dance
  • trip the light fantastic

Antonyms

  • stand still

5. dance

noun. ['ˈdæns'] an artistic form of nonverbal communication.

Synonyms

  • choreography
  • extension
  • art

Antonyms

  • recede
  • follow
  • fall
  • ascend

Etymology

  • daunsen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dancer (Anglo-Norman)

6. dance

verb. ['ˈdæns'] move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance.

Synonyms

  • tap
  • samba
  • rhumba
  • break dance
  • mosh
  • skank
  • tango
  • tap dance
  • square dance
  • hoof
  • one-step
  • tapdance
  • bop
  • jig
  • slam
  • boogie
  • cakewalk
  • Charleston
  • shag
  • jitterbug
  • waltz around
  • move
  • disco
  • polka
  • contredanse
  • cha-cha
  • waltz
  • foxtrot
  • country-dance
  • mambo
  • conga
  • grind
  • trip the light fantastic toe
  • clog
  • contradance
  • shimmy
  • bebop
  • jive
  • bump
  • kick
  • twist
  • two-step
  • belly dance
  • slam dance
  • break-dance
  • folk dance
  • heel
  • thrash
  • rumba
  • break
  • quickstep
  • trip the light fantastic

Antonyms

  • hop out
  • push
  • raise
  • pull

Etymology

  • daunsen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dancer (Anglo-Norman)

7. dance

noun. ['ˈdæns'] a party of people assembled for dancing.

Synonyms

  • ball

Antonyms

  • converge
  • enter

Etymology

  • daunsen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dancer (Anglo-Norman)

8. dance

verb. ['ˈdæns'] skip, leap, or move up and down or sideways.

Antonyms

  • back

Etymology

  • daunsen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dancer (Anglo-Norman)

9. dance

noun. ['ˈdæns'] taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music.

Synonyms

  • choreography
  • performing arts
  • ritual dancing
  • skank
  • phrase
  • recreation
  • pas de quatre
  • pas seul
  • pavan
  • social dancing
  • saraband
  • nautch dance
  • pavane
  • diversion
  • stage dancing
  • nautch
  • dancing
  • variation
  • adagio
  • ceremonial dance
  • step dancing
  • mambo
  • terpsichore
  • pas de deux
  • pas de trois
  • duet
  • saltation
  • break dancing
  • toe dance
  • nauch
  • slam dance
  • slam dancing
  • hoofing
  • ritual dance
  • courante
  • toe dancing

Antonyms

  • ride
  • defeat
  • open
  • descend

Etymology

  • daunsen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dancer (Anglo-Norman)

10. dance

noun. ['ˈdæns'] a party for social dancing.

Synonyms

  • barn dance
  • party
  • hop
  • formal
  • rave
  • record hop

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • rise
  • precede
  • advance

Etymology

  • daunsen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dancer (Anglo-Norman)
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