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See also dāncè

English

A man and woman dancing.

Etymology

From Middle English daunsen, from Anglo-Norman dancier, from Old French dancer (to dance)

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
dance

Plural
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  1. A sequence of rhythmic steps or movements performed to music, for pleasure or as a form of social interaction.
  2. A social gathering where dancing is designed to take place.
  3. (heraldry) A fess that has been modified to zig-zag across the center of a coat of arms from dexter to sinister.
  4. A genre of modern music characterised by sampled beats, repetitive rhythms and few lyrics.
  5. (uncountable) The art, profession, and study of dancing.

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Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to dance

Third person singular
danc

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to dance (third-person singular simple present danc, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To move with rhythmic steps or movements, especially in time to music.
    I danced with her all night long.
  2. (intransitive) To leap or move rapidly with strong emotion.
    His eyes danced with pleasure as he spoke.
  3. (transitive) To perform the steps to.
    Have you ever danced the tango?

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French

Etymology

From English dance.

Noun

dance f.

  1. eurodance

Galician

Verb

dance

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of danzar.
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of danzar.

Spanish

Verb

dance (infinitive: danzar)

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of danzar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of danzar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of danzar.

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