from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A ballroom dance in triple time with a strong accent on the first beat.
- n. A piece of music for this dance.
- n. An instrumental or vocal composition in triple time.
- n. Informal Something that presents no difficulties and can be accomplished with little effort.
- intransitive v. To dance the waltz.
- intransitive v. Slang To move unhesitantly, briskly, and with aplomb: always waltzes into the office 30 minutes late.
- intransitive v. Informal To accomplish a task, chore, or assignment with little effort: waltzed through the exams.
- transitive v. To dance the waltz with.
- transitive v. Slang To lead or force to move briskly and purposefully; march: waltzed them into the principal's office.
- idiom waltz Matilda Australian To travel about, especially on foot, carrying a swag.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A ballroom dance in 3/4 time.
- n. A piece of music for this dance (or in triple time).
- n. A simple task.
- v. To dance the waltz (with).
- v. To accomplish a task with little effort.
- v. To move briskly and unhesitatingly.
- v. To move with fanfare.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A dance performed by two persons in circular figures with a whirling motion; also, a piece of music composed in triple measure for this kind of dance.
- intransitive v. To dance a waltz.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Arouud dance, probably of Bohe mian origin, which has been extraordinarily popular since the latter part of the eighteenth century.
- n. Music for such a dance, or in its rhythm, which is triple and moderately quick.
- To dance a waltz, or in the movement or step of a waltz.
- To move lightly or trippingly or swiftly as in a waltz: as, the young people waltzed into the room.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. dance a waltz
- n. a ballroom dance in triple time with a strong accent on the first beat
- n. music composed in triple time for waltzing
- n. an assured victory (especially in an election)
"That's what they call the waltz stroke, I guess," Connie said; "they'd get along better if they had some dreamy music."
To this day, Strauss's magnificent waltz is the veritable anthem of Vienna.
Though the thought of some sort of hybrid contest airing on MSNBC, in which Congressional seats hang in the balance of who can best master the waltz, is strangely enticing.
And damn, what a song: it's almost like a hymn in waltz form, with the stately organ and simple melody.
I'm not saying you can't dance to it, but as David Hamilton wrote, a Strauss waltz is as much about dancing as it is for dancing.
The waltz is their favorite dance, in which old and young join with the greatest avidity; it is not unusual to see parents and their grown-up children dancing in the same set in a public ball-room.
The 2001: A Space Odyssey movie probably did more to awaken the general populace to the potential of space travel than anything else ever written or shot; it’s one of those movies that I can watch again and again, and The Blue Danube waltz is forever attached in my mind to this movie.
Ok, this one's by me - a waltz, which is very representative of French music and very representative of Paris.
Bristol Palin gets to reinterpret Kelly Osbourne's Viennese waltz, which is lucky because Bristol is at her best when she's firmly in the grip of her partner Mark Ballas.
The waltz is a dance form we generally associate with peoples east of the Rhine but it reached its ultimate incarnation in Ravel's "La Valse," composed in 1919-20.