quick·​step ˈkwik-ˌstep How to pronounce quickstep (audio)
: a spirited march tune usually accompanying a march in quick time

Examples of quickstep in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As Marsalis learned, Johnson had more than 200 compositions published, including cotillions, quadrilles, waltzes, reels, operatic airs, military marches and quicksteps. Richard Grant, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Mar. 2023 Shangela and Gleb Savchenko, as well as Brady and Witney Carson made a few small mistakes in their quickstep routines which earned them straight nines from the judges. Calie Schepp, EW.com, 22 Nov. 2022 Smooth and sultry were the names of the game for a night of classic ballroom routines, like foxtrots, a quickstep, and a tango. Calie Schepp, EW.com, 25 Oct. 2022 Brady on the other hand came down with a bug due to exhaustion last week and failed to start practicing his quickstep with partner Witney Carson until the Friday before the show. Calie Schepp, EW.com, 25 Oct. 2022 Luckily, after this week’s quickstep, the pair were thrilled to receive four 8s for the first time. Emily Longeretta, Variety, 10 Oct. 2022 Johnson slipped during the couple's quickstep routine, but the pair kept their energy up, with Siwa throwing out a big smile for the cameras. Nick Romano, EW.com, 21 Sep. 2021 Siwa and Johnson took to the DWTS stage in bedazzled, neon colored bustiers and purple pleated pants for their quickstep number, which saw the women bursting with energy across the dance floor. Starr Bowenbank, Billboard, 21 Sep. 2021 For example, AJ McLean and Cheryl Burke have already danced the jive, foxtrot, quickstep, cha-cha, waltz, samba, and tango during previous weeks, so each of those dance styles will be off the table. Kelsey Hurwitz, Woman's Day, 30 Oct. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1811, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of quickstep was circa 1811

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“Quickstep.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quickstep. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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