: waltz
specifically : a concert waltz

Examples of valse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This issue grew more pronounced in Ravel’s two-piano arrangement of his La valse. Dallas News, 30 June 2022 Pieces like La valse and Pavane for a Dead Princess work equally well on a piano alone or played by a full orchestra. Tim Diovanni, Dallas News, 22 Apr. 2020 More controversial was the third movement, a valse triste founded on an Italianate singing line. John Von Rhein,, 12 May 2017

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1796, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of valse was in 1796

Dictionary Entries Near valse

Cite this Entry

“Valse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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