verb \ˈpran(t)s\

: to walk or move in a lively and proud way

of a horse : to move by taking high steps : to lift each hoof up high when moving


Full Definition of PRANCE

intransitive verb
:  to spring from the hind legs or move by so doing
:  to ride on a prancing horse
:  to walk or move in a spirited manner :  strut; also :  to dance about
transitive verb
:  to cause (a horse) to prance
pranc·er \ˈpran(t)-sər\ noun

Examples of PRANCE

  1. The singer pranced around on stage.
  2. The little boy pranced across the room in his cowboy costume.

Origin of PRANCE

Middle English prauncen
First Known Use: 14th century



Definition of PRANCE

:  an act or instance of prancing; specifically :  a prancing movement

First Known Use of PRANCE


Other Equestrian Terms

canter, cantle, curry, farrier, hunter, paddock, router, skirt, tack

Rhymes with PRANCE


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