Meaning of DANCE in English

■ verb

1》 move rhythmically to music, typically following a set sequence of steps.

↘perform (a particular ~ or a role in a ballet).

2》 move in a quick and light or lively way.

↘(of someone's eyes) sparkle with pleasure or excitement.

■ noun

1》 a series of steps and movements that match the speed and rhythm of a piece of music.

↘an act or period of dancing.

2》 a social gathering at which people ~.

3》 (also ~ music ) music for dancing to, especially in a nightclub.


~ atten~ on chiefly Brit. do one's utmost to please (someone).

~ to someone's tune comply with someone's demands and wishes.

lead someone a merry ~ Brit. cause someone a great deal of trouble or worry.


~able adjective

~r noun

dancing noun


ME: from OFr. ~r , ~ , of unknown origin.

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