quick·​step | \ ˈkwik-ˌstep How to pronounce quickstep (audio) \

Definition of quickstep

: a spirited march tune usually accompanying a march in quick time

Examples of quickstep in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other than the quickstep, samba is definitely one of the hardest dances to learn in 1 week during the season. Jenna Johnson, PEOPLE.com, "DWTS: Jenna Johnson Hopes to Get 'Validation' from Judges for Her Partnership with Karamo Brown," 15 Oct. 2019 Karina Smirnoff just performed a quickstep into motherhood! Christina Dugan, PEOPLE.com, "Dancing with the Stars Alum Karina Smirnoff Welcomes a Son," 1 Apr. 2020 Pic by @jilliangoulding Slater, who was teaching Van Der Beek a quickstep for this week of the competition, said their dance was perfectly timed to the exciting announcement. Laura Hanrahan, Woman's Day, "James Van Der Beek and His Wife Shared Their Pregnancy News on 'DWTS,' and It Got Us Tearing Up," 8 Oct. 2019 This song evolves in chunks, beginning as quickstep indie-pop, then shifting to pop-soul, then unfurling into dance floor bliss and finally opening up for a kind of post-genre ecstasy. Jon Pareles, New York Times, "Dirty Projectors Also Covered John Lennon, Thankfully, and 10 More New Songs," 20 Mar. 2020 Singer Debbie Gibson had more confidence and style on her quickstep. Hal Boedeker, OrlandoSentinel.com, "'DWTS': Tom Bergeron is MVP," 26 Sep. 2017 Gaining on last week's score by a full three points, the '80s singer exuded a newfound confidence with her quickstep. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, "'Dancing With the Stars' Season 25 Week 2 Recap: Barbara Corcoran Is the First Contestant to Be Eliminated," 25 Sep. 2017 Just after 20 seconds into their musical-themed quickstep, Lachey’s red-hot skirt fell to her feet. Natalie Stone, PEOPLE.com, "Major DWTS Wardrobe Malfunction! Vanessa Lachey Loses Her Red-Hot Skirt During a 'Quickstep on Steroids'," 24 Oct. 2017 Then Muniz performed a delightful quickstep, and Inaba praised the dance’s joy. Hal Boedeker, OrlandoSentinel.com, "'Dancing With the Stars': Who's out, who wowed," 9 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of quickstep

circa 1811, in the meaning defined above

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“Quickstep.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quickstep. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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