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waltz

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noun \ˈwȯl(t)s\

Simple Definition of waltz

  • : a dance in which a couple moves in a regular series of three steps; also : the music used for this dance

Full Definition of waltz

  1. 1 :  a ballroom dance in 34 time with strong accent on the first beat and a basic pattern of step-step-close

  2. 2 :  music for a waltz or a concert composition in 34 time

Examples of waltz

  1. They danced a waltz together.

  2. Johann Strauss wrote many beautiful waltzes.



Origin of waltz

German Walzer, from walzen to roll, dance, from Old High German walzan to turn, roll — more at welter


First Known Use: 1781


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waltz

verb

Simple Definition of waltz

  • : to dance a waltz

  • : to move or walk in a lively and confident manner

  • : to succeed at something easily

Full Definition of waltz

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to dance a waltz

  3. 2 :  to move or advance in a lively or conspicuous manner :  flounce

  4. 3 a :  to advance easily and successfully :  breeze —often used with through b :  to approach boldly —used with up <can't just waltz up and introduce ourselves>

  5. transitive verb
  6. 1 :  to dance a waltz with

  7. 2 :  to grab and lead (as a person) unceremoniously :  march

waltz·er noun

Examples of waltz

  1. He waltzed with his daughter at her wedding.

  2. He waltzed her around the dance floor.

  3. He came waltzing into the room.

  4. She waltzed right up to him and introduced herself.



Circa 1794

First Known Use of waltz

circa 1794

Rhymes with waltz



WALTZ Defined for Kids

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waltz

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noun \ˈwȯlts\

Definition of waltz

plural waltz·es

  1. :  a dance in which couples glide to music having three beats to a measure




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waltz

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verb

Definition of waltz

waltzedwaltz·ing

  1. :  to dance a waltz




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