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English noun: dance

1. dance (communication) an artistic form of nonverbal communication


Broader (hypernym)art, fine art


Narrower (hyponym)choreography, extension


Domain category memberschoreograph, heel, hoof, tap dance

2. dance (group) a party of people assembled for dancing


Broader (hypernym)party


Narrower (hyponym)ball

3. dance (act) taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music


Synonymsdancing, saltation, terpsichore


Broader (hypernym)diversion, performing arts, recreation


Narrower (hyponym)adagio, break dance, break dancing, ceremonial dance, choreography, courante, duet, hoofing, mambo, nauch, nautch, nautch dance, pas de deux, pas de quatre, pas de trois, pas seul, pavan, pavane, phrase, ritual dance, ritual dancing, saraband, skank, slam dance, slam dancing, social dancing, stage dancing, step dancing, toe dance, toe dancing, variation


Domain category membersbelly dance, busker, clog, dance, heel, jive, shimmy, sidestep, tap, tap dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe

4. dance (event) a party for social dancing


Broader (hypernym)party


Narrower (hyponym)ball, barn dance, formal, hop, rave, record hop


English verb: dance

1. dance (motion) move in a graceful and rhythmical way


SamplesThe young girl danced into the room.


ExamplesThe crowds dance in the streets, The streets dance with crowds


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)move


Narrower (hyponym)capriole, chasse, glissade, sashay


Entailstep


Verb groupdance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe

2. dance (creation) move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance


SamplesMy husband and I like to dance at home to the radio.


ExamplesSam and Sue dance


Synonymstrip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)move


Narrower (hyponym)bebop, belly dance, boogie, bop, break, break dance, break-dance, bump, cakewalk, cha-cha, Charleston, clog, conga, contra danse, contradance, contredanse, country-dance, disco, folk dance, foxtrot, grind, heel, hoof, jig, jitterbug, jive, kick, mambo, mosh, one-step, polka, quickstep, rhumba, rumba, samba, shag, shimmy, skank, slam, slam dance, square dance, tango, tap, tap dance, tapdance, thrash, twist, two-step, waltz, waltz around


Verb groupdance


Domain categorydance, dancing, saltation, terpsichore

3. dance (motion) skip, leap, or move up and down or sideways


SamplesDancing flames.
The children danced with joy.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)move









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