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Synonyms for dance
dæns, dɑns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dance(noun)

    an artistic form of nonverbal communication

    terpsichore, saltation, dancing

  2. dance(noun)

    a party of people assembled for dancing

    terpsichore, saltation, dancing

  3. dancing, dance, terpsichore, saltation(noun)

    taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music

    saltation, bounce, spring, terpsichore, bound, leaping, jump, leap, dancing

  4. dance(verb)

    a party for social dancing

    terpsichore, saltation, dancing

  5. dance(verb)

    move in a graceful and rhythmical way

    "The young girl danced into the room"

    trip the light fantastic toe, trip the light fantastic

  6. dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe(verb)

    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"

    trip the light fantastic toe, trip the light fantastic

  7. dance(verb)

    skip, leap, or move up and down or sideways

    "Dancing flames"; "The children danced with joy"

    trip the light fantastic toe, trip the light fantastic

Editors Contribution

  1. woaaaa

    when you put your hands like a ex

    if someone says catch you hit the woahh

    Submitted by sukejibest on June 24, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dance(v. n.)

    frisk, caper, hop about

  2. dance(v. a.)

    dandle, toss up and down

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dance(n)

    ballet, cotillion, quadrille, waltz, reel, fandango, polka, two-step, polonaise, mazurka, schottische, allemande cancan, minuet, courant, bolero, gavot

    Associated words:
    terpsichorean, terpsichore, choregraphy, dervish

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    dancing, dances, danse, bal, ball, prom, danced, dancer, ballet, ballroom, tap-dance, choreography, cheer, dancers

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. DANCE

    FBLN5, see there

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  1. dance

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How to use dance in a sentence?

  1. Spencer Pratt:

    I loved [her] pre-surgery. I loved her so much, and I loved Heidi post-surgery. I fell in love with Heidi’s dancing, so the [surgeries] did not affect her dance moves.

  2. Fernando Morales Martinez:

    I was surprised with all their answers because they were very coherent -- they explained everything and they were very good talkers and I was really amazed, what amazed me more was this lady of 108 years who asked me for dance.

  3. Melissa Weinberg:

    It's just as plausible that the people who are happier have a reason to dance, or the people who have more resources go to concerts, i think [the study] is more reflective of the way we think about music.

  4. Gustave Flaubert, "Madame Bovary", ch. 12:

    ...exaggerated turns of speech conceal mediocre affections: as if the fulness of the soul might not sometimes overflow in the emptiest of metaphors, since no one, ever, can give the exact measurements of his needs, nor of his conceptions, nor of his sufferings, and the human word is like a cracked cauldron upon which we beat out melodies fit for making bears dance when we are trying to move the stars to pity.

  5. Arthur Mitchell:

    Can you imagine the audacity to take an African American and Diana Adams, the essence and purity of Caucasian dance, and to put them together on the stage ? everybody was against him. He knew what he was going against, and he said,' You know my dear, this has got to be perfect.'.

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