Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

dance

 - definitions and thesaurus
 
 
 
Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

Close

Thesaurus

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

more
noun dance pronunciation in American English /dæns/
Word Forms
Close
singulardance
pluraldances
  1. 1
    [countable] a social event where there is music for people to dance to

    the high school’s annual dance

  2. 2
    [countable] a pattern of movements that you make with your feet and your body, following the sound of music
    do a dance:

    They did traditional square dances.

  3. 3
    [countable] music a piece of music written or played for people to dance to

    Outside a band was playing the Floral Dance.

    dance tunes

  4. 4
    [uncountable] the activity or job of dancing in order to entertain an audience

    She teaches drama and dance.

    a dance teacher/school/class

SOLE

… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

bankster

a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog