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1promenade

verb prom·e·nade \ˌprä-mə-ˈnād, -ˈnäd\

: to walk in a public place for pleasure

prom·e·nad·edprom·e·nad·ing

Full Definition of PROMENADE

intransitive verb
1
:  to take or go on a promenade
2
:  to perform a promenade in a dance
transitive verb
:  to walk about in or on
prom·e·nad·er noun

Examples of PROMENADE

  1. They promenaded along the beach.

Origin of PROMENADE

2promenade
First Known Use: 1588

2promenade

noun

: a public place for walking especially along a beach

: a walk taken in a public place for pleasure

Full Definition of PROMENADE

1
:  a place for strolling
2
:  a leisurely walk or ride especially in a public place for pleasure or display
3
a :  a ceremonious opening of a formal ball consisting of a grand march of all the guests
b :  a figure in a square dance in which couples move counterclockwise in a circle

Examples of PROMENADE

  1. They went for a promenade around town.
  2. <a beautifully landscaped park with a wide promenade along the riverside>

Origin of PROMENADE

French, from promener to take for a walk, from Middle French, alteration of Old French pourmener, from pour- completely (from Latin pro-) + mener to lead — more at pro-, amenable
First Known Use: 1648

Related to PROMENADE

Other Dance Terms

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PROMENADE Defined for Kids

promenade

noun prom·e·nade \ˌprä-mə-ˈnād, -ˈnäd\

Definition of PROMENADE for Kids

1
:  a walk or ride for pleasure or to be seen
2
:  a place for walking

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