waltz

From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Dance, Music
waltzwaltz1 /wɔːls $ wɒːlts/ noun [countable] 1 APDa fairly slow dance with a regular pattern of three beats2 APMa piece of music intended for this type of dance a Strauss waltz
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waltzThe show will feature dance music by Bach, waltzes by Strauss and Tchaikovsky, and a play-along piece.After the polonaise, the first waltz brightened the room with its jaunty rhythm.They had waltzed the last waltz together, now the evening was over.They love big gatherings and dances, where whole families will take part in waltzes and two-steps.Joseph sat on the front porch playing the popular waltzes and reels of the day.They like everything from Strauss waltzes to a taste of the avant-garde.The Strauss waltz started up in the bedroom.Viennese waltzes
Related topics: Dance
waltzwaltz2 verb 1 [intransitive]APD to dance a waltz They waltzed elegantly around the dance floor.2 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] informalWALK to walk somewhere calmly and confidently – used to show disapprovalwaltz in/into/up to Jeff just waltzed up to the bar and helped himself to a drink. She can’t waltz in here and start making changes. waltz off with something waltz through something
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Examples from the Corpus
waltzThere's no point in asking to go up there in order to waltz around a bit.They were like dancing partners, waltzing away into darkness.A waltzing couple bumped the arm of a man stuffing a dumpling into his mouth.He waltzed her around the room a little as the soft music started to flow smoothly over them.A few follow gracefully some yards behind, dancing in ever-widening curves, waltzing in circles at the curbs.To waltz Matilda is to carry a swag.The band put an easy beat through every tune, you could waltz or smooch or shuffle.
Origin waltz1 (1700-1800) German walzer, from walzen to roll, dance