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verb dance pronunciation in American English /dæns/
Word Forms
present tense
present participledancing
past tensedanced
past participledanced
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  1. 1
    [intransitive] to move your feet and your body in a pattern of movements that follows the sound of music
    I was too shy at first to ask her to dance.
    dance with: Who was that you were dancing with?
    dance to: They danced to the music of a 14-piece band.
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    1. a.
      [transitive] to perform a particular type of dance
      Two couples were left on the floor, dancing a waltz.
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  2. 3
    [intransitive] if something dances, it makes a series of quick light movements
    Flames danced in the fireplace.


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