tea dance

noun

: a dance held in the late afternoon

Examples of tea dance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Not your average resort town gay bar, the lively watering hole is host to tea dances, live performances, and some of the more notable drag shows in New England. Dan Koday, Travel + Leisure, 24 June 2024 The final guest list was chosen by ballot, and the festive event was inspired by the Prince’s Foundation’s health and wellbeing program, which throws monthly tea dances at Dumfries House to bring together those at risk of loneliness and social isolation. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 13 Nov. 2023 The statement explained that the birthday fun was inspired by the Prince’s Foundation’s health and wellbeing program, which throws monthly tea dances at Dumfries House to bring together those at risk of loneliness and social isolation. Stacy Lambe, Peoplemag, 6 Oct. 2023 The clientele at Star and Lai Lai overlapped, and at one point the studios battled over customers for their afternoon tea dances and evening socials, each trying to undercut the other on price. Corina Knoll Ben Laffin Mark Abramson, New York Times, 15 Feb. 2023 That collapse, which occurred during an evening tea dance, killed 114 and injured more than 200 others. Tim Craig, Washington Post, 15 June 2023 And then, a week after the shooting, on a Sunday afternoon, the studio would host its usual tea dance. Corina Knoll Ben Laffin Mark Abramson, New York Times, 15 Feb. 2023 The post-parade tea dance is presented by the Purple Foundation. Dallas News, 2 June 2022 The weekend closes on Sunday with Twisted Sister Bingo and a tea dance. Shanti Lerner, The Arizona Republic, 8 June 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tea dance was in 1885

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“Tea dance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tea%20dance. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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