break dancing


Definition of break dancing

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

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Other Words from break dancing

break-dance \ ˈbrāk-​ˌdan(t)s How to pronounce break-dance (audio) \ verb
break-dancer \ ˈbrāk-​ˌdan(t)-​sər How to pronounce break-dancer (audio) \ noun

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Bring some cardboard and break dance in front of Doug’s Delight — that would be amazing. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "Mabel Gray team revives classic Hazel Park ice-cream stand Doug's Delight," 9 Apr. 2018 There’s also the Coconut Grove Pumpkin Festival and a break dance convention at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami, the Las Olas Art Fair in Fort Lauderdale and a teacher appreciation breakfast at Applebee’s throughout South Florida. Jennifer Jhon, South Florida Parenting, "What to do with the kids this weekend: Pumpkins, pirates and mermaids," 18 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of break dancing

1982, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for break dancing

break entry 2 (solo passage) or break beat

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The first known use of break dancing was in 1982

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English Language Learners 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)

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