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dance

verb uk   /dɑːns/ us    /dæns/
A1 [I or T] to move the body and feet to music: We danced all night. We went dancing at a club. What sort of music do you like dancing to? Who was she dancing with at the party last night? Can you dance the tango? Colin would dance the night away at XXL. [I] literary to move quickly and lightly: The daffodils were dancing in the breeze. She watched the sunlight dancing on the water.

dance

noun uk   /dɑːns/ us    /dæns/
A1 [C or U] the act of moving your feet and body to music: We had a dance. a dance class B1 [C] a particular series of movements that you perform to music or the type of music that is connected with it: The band played a slow dance. A2 [C] a social occasion where people dance, especially a formal occasion in a large room: They're having an end-of-term dinner-dance. A2 [U] the art of performing dances, especially as a form of entertainment: The performers tell the story through song and dance.
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