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waltz

noun \ ˈwȯl(t)s \
Updated on: 16 Apr 2018

Definition of waltz

1 : a ballroom dance in ³/₄ time with strong accent on the first beat and a basic pattern of step-step-close
2 : music for a waltz or a concert composition in ³/₄ time

Examples of waltz in a Sentence

  1. They danced a waltz together.

  2. Johann Strauss wrote many beautiful waltzes.

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Origin and Etymology of waltz

German Walzer, from walzen to roll, dance, from Old High German walzan to turn, roll — more at welter


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waltz

verb

Definition of waltz

1 : to dance a waltz
2 : to move or advance in a lively or conspicuous manner : flounce
3 a : to advance easily and successfully : breeze often used with through
b : to approach boldly used with up
  • can't just waltz up and introduce ourselves
1 : to dance a waltz with
2 : to grab and lead (someone) unceremoniously : march

waltzer

noun

Examples of waltz in a Sentence

  1. He waltzed with his daughter at her wedding.

  2. He waltzed her around the dance floor.

  3. He came waltzing into the room.

  4. She waltzed right up to him and introduced herself.

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First Known Use of waltz

circa 1794

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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WALTZ Defined for English Language Learners

waltz

Definition of waltz for English Language Learners

  • : a dance in which a couple moves in a regular series of three steps; also : the music used for this dance


waltz

Definition of waltz for English Language Learners

  • : to dance a waltz

  • : to move or walk in a lively and confident manner

  • : to succeed at something easily


WALTZ Defined for Kids

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waltz

noun \ ˈwȯlts \

Definition of waltz for Students

plural waltzes
: a dance in which couples glide to music having three beats to a measure

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waltz

verb

Definition of waltz for Students

waltzed; waltzing
: to dance a waltz


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