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waltz

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noun \ˈwȯl(t)s\

Definition of waltz

  1. 1 :  a ballroom dance in 34 time with strong accent on the first beat and a basic pattern of step-step-close

  2. 2 :  music for a waltz or a concert composition in 34 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. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to dance a waltz

  3. 2 :  to move or advance in a lively or conspicuous manner :  flounce

  4. 3a :  to advance easily and successfully :  breeze —often used with throughb :  to approach boldly —used with up can't just waltz up and introduce ourselves

  5. transitive verb
  6. 1 :  to dance a waltz with

  7. 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



WALTZ Defined for English Language Learners

waltz

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noun

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

verb

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

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noun \ˈwȯlts\

Definition of waltz for Students

plural

waltzes

  1. :  a dance in which couples glide to music having three beats to a measure


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waltz

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verb

Definition of waltz for Students

waltzed

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waltzing

  1. :  to dance a waltz


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