walk-around

noun

plural -s
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

Word History

Etymology

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 21 May. 2024.

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