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 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 Hey, that's Len Goodman explaining how to dance the quickstep! Lynette Rice, EW.com, 29 Sep. 2020 Carrie Ann thinks Jesse’s intensity and enthusiasm caused the refinement of the quickstep to get away from him a little bit. Maggie Fremont, EW.com, 15 Sep. 2020 Other than the quickstep, samba is definitely one of the hardest dances to learn in 1 week during the season. Jenna Johnson, PEOPLE.com, 15 Oct. 2019 Karina Smirnoff just performed a quickstep into motherhood! Christina Dugan, PEOPLE.com, 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, 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, 20 Mar. 2020 Singer Debbie Gibson had more confidence and style on her quickstep. Hal Boedeker, OrlandoSentinel.com, 26 Sep. 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 31 Jul. 2021.

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