\ˈväls \

Definition of valse 

: waltz specifically : a concert waltz

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More controversial was the third movement, a valse triste founded on an Italianate singing line. John Von Rhein,, "Muti and CSO find beauty in the Brahms details," 12 May 2017

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First Known Use of valse

1796, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for valse

borrowed from French, borrowed from German Walzer — more at waltz entry 1

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The first known use of valse was in 1796

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to move with a clumsy heavy tread

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