dance card

noun

1
: a card listing partners for scheduled dances
2
: a calendar of engagements

Examples of dance card in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But even with his busy dance card, he’s still found ways to embrace challenges that are outside his comfort zone. Jazz Tangcay, Variety, 22 Feb. 2024 Normally, Broadway dominates my dance card on short trips to New York. Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times, 15 Dec. 2023 His days playing Aquaman may very well be over, but Jason Momoa isn’t exactly desperate to add more to his dance card. Mikey O'Connell, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Jan. 2024 My dance card was earmarked for the Vienna Philharmonic’s Ball, one the city’s more famous occasions, and held in the orchestra’s golden palace of music just off the Ring: the Musikverein. Staff Author, Travel + Leisure, 30 Dec. 2023 Reynolds also has a busy dance card and is even attached to another hot package, Calamity Hustle, which is making the rounds. Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Dec. 2023 Daisy Edgar-Jones, the 25-year-old British actress with an increasingly crowded dance card, will soon experience just how complicated Hollywood’s rush to return to work is going to be. Nicole Sperling, New York Times, 9 Nov. 2023 But otherwise, Downey’s dance card has remained remarkably open. Adam B. Vary, Variety, 23 Mar. 2023 Every night the Capitals are on the dance card, Lucic will be the guy to answer all Tom Wilson invitations. Kevin Paul Dupont, BostonGlobe.com, 16 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of dance card was in 1895

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“Dance card.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dance%20card. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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