Definition of “prance” - English Dictionary


“prance” in English

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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 rock stars 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 takes small, quick steps and raises its legs higher than usual.

(Definition of “prance” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“prance” in American English

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pranceverb [ I ]

us /præns/

to walk or dance in an energetic way, with high, kicking steps:

In the square dance, each couple took turns prancing together under the linked arms of the other couples.

(Definition of “prance” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)