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break dancing

noun

Simple Definition of break dancing

  • : a type of dancing in which a dancer performs very athletic movements that involve touching the ground with various parts of the body (such as the head or back)

Full Definition of break dancing

  1. :  dancing in which solo dancers perform acrobatics that involve touching various parts of the body (as the back or head) to the ground

break–dance play \ˈbrāk-ˌdan(t)s\ verb
break–danc·er play \-ˌdan(t)-sər\ noun

Origin of break dancing

2break (solo passage) or break beat


First Known Use: 1982


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