\ ˈväls How to pronounce valse (audio) \

Definition of valse

: waltz specifically : a concert waltz

Examples of valse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "The Davin-Levin Duo’s relaxing debut album, ‘Banter,’ couldn’t have come at a better time," 22 Apr. 2020 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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7 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Valse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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