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  • adj. Describing something or someone that is currently in the act of dancing. (See dance.)
  • n. The activity of dancing (see the verb dance).
  • v. Present participle of dance.

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  • adj. from dance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music


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  • I fancied I was slightly disappointed in Taglioni, whose dancing followed Pasta's singing, but I suppose the magnificent tragical performance I had just witnessed had numbed as it were my power of appreciation of her grace and elegance, and yet she seemed to me like a _dancing flower_; so you see I must have like her very much.

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  • Mark, who as well as being a highly skilled conservator and connoisseur of Latin American dancing is also a dedicated twitcher, knew what I meant.

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  • The main distinction in Mr. Stern's design is the inclusion of dozens of what he calls "dancing mullions."

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  • Hula dancing is a lot like sign language: If you don't know the language, you can't enjoy it as much.

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  • At Purdue, Tiller was always looking for what he described as "dancing bears" up front who could handle the team's complicated blocking schemes.

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  • Shalene's been watching me ... and my dancing is actually watchable!

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  • I get them all enthused about it, and through long experience I am able to tell which group is going to be what I call my dancing girls or boys.

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  • Then their women are so immodest; striding about in ball-rooms with very little on, and embracing strange men in a whirligig which they call dancing, but very unlike the dignified movements which our male dancers exhibit in the Confucian temple.

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  • 'You're, no doubt, what they call a dancing-man?' said he.

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  • But it is aggravating to be sitting at home and what we call dancing in the chair, back and forth, trying to get in a position that doesn't really stiffen up.



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