Definition of cakewalk
1 : a black American entertainment having a cake as prize for the most accomplished steps and figures in walking
2 : a stage dance developed from walking steps and figures typically involving a high prance with backward tilt
3a : a one-sided contestb : an easy task
Examples of cakewalk in a Sentence
She expected the election to be a cakewalk.
Reducing the state budget is not going to be a cakewalk.
Recent Examples of cakewalk from the Web
Activities will include a petting zoo, moon bounce, obstacle course, remote-control racecourse, games for all ages, crafts, a cakewalk, prizes and refreshments.
The Warriors have had a cakewalk of competition on their way to the Finals.
While the West won’t be a cakewalk, the struggling Cubs have given all challengers reason to believe Chicago’s return to the World Series is far from a foregone conclusion.
Sleeping in a cool room may sound like an easy fix, but it’s no cakewalk.
The race was expected to be a cakewalk for Rouhani, who oversaw the negotiations that lifted many sanctions against Iran in exchange for constraints on its nuclear program.
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First Known Use of cakewalk
CAKEWALK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cakewalk for English Language Learners
: an easy contest to win
: an easy task
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