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Meaning of “prance” in the English Dictionary

"prance" in British English

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pranceverb

uk   /prɑːns/  us   /præns/
[I + adv/prep] to ​walk in an ​energetic way and with more ​movement than ​necessary: It's ​pathetic to ​see 50-year-old ​rockstars prancing around on ​stage as if they were still ​teenagers. She pranced into the ​office and ​demanded to ​speak to the ​manager. [I] When a ​horse prances, it ​takessmall, ​quicksteps and ​raisesitslegshigher than ​usual.
(Definition of prance from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pranceverb [I]

 us   /præns/
to ​walk or ​dance in an ​energetic way, with high, ​kickingsteps: In the ​squaredance, each ​couple took ​turns prancing together under the ​linkedarms of the other ​couples.
(Definition of prance from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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