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waltz

noun [C] uk   /wɒls/ us    /wɑːls/
a formal dance in which two people holding each other move around a large room, turning as they go, or a piece of music with three beats in a bar written for this style of dancing

waltz

verb uk   /wɒls/ us    /wɑːls/

waltz verb (WALK)

[I usually + adv/prep] informal to walk somewhere quickly and confidently, often in a way that annoys other people: You can't just waltz into my bedroom without knocking - it's private! My idiot wife has gone and waltzed off with my car keys and left me without any means of transport!

waltz verb (DANCE)

[I] to dance a waltz
Phrasal verbs
Translations of “waltz”
in Korean 왈츠…
in Arabic فالس…
in French (de) valse…
in Turkish vals, vals dansı…
in Italian valzer…
in Chinese (Traditional) 華爾滋舞, 華爾滋舞曲,圓舞曲…
in Russian вальс…
in Polish walc…
in Spanish vals…
in Portuguese valsa…
in German der Walzer, Walzer-……
in Catalan vals…
in Japanese ワルツ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 华尔兹舞, 华尔兹舞曲,圆舞曲…
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