Simple Definition of tap dance
: a kind of dance in which you wear special shoes with metal plates on the heels and toes and make tapping sounds with your feet
Full Definition of tap dance
1 : a step dance tapped out audibly by means of shoes with hard soles or soles and heels to which taps have been added
2 : something suggesting a tap dance; especially : an action or discourse intended to rationalize or distract <does a clever tap dance to explain — Campbell Geeslin>
First Known Use of tap dance
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