walk-around

noun
plural -s

Definition of walk-around

1 or walk-round \ ˈ⸗ˌ⸗ \
a : a number in a blackface minstrel show in which all the performers dance around the stage one at a time often with each performer doing a distinct solo performance on coming to the center of the stage broadly : a dance number in which the entire company of performers moves in a circle
b : the music for such a number his minstrel leader asked him to compose a new walk-around … for use the next dayTime
2 : a circus act in which a clown or group of clowns walk all the way around the arena performing as they go

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from the phrase walk around

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“Walk-around.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/walk-around. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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