[dan-ser, dahn-]

1250–1300; Middle English dauncer; see dance, -er1

nondancer, noun Unabridged


[dan-ser, dahn-]
Stanley, 1927–2005, U.S. harness racer and trainer. Unabridged
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dance (dɑːns)
1.  (intr) to move the feet and body rhythmically, esp in time to music
2.  (tr) to perform (a particular dance)
3.  (intr) to skip or leap, as in joy, etc
4.  to move or cause to move in a light rhythmic way
5.  dance attendance on someone to attend someone solicitously or obsequiously
6.  a series of rhythmic steps and movements, usually in time to musicRelated: Terpsichorean
7.  an act of dancing
8.  a.  a social meeting arranged for dancing; ball
 b.  (as modifier): a dance hall
9.  a piece of music in the rhythm of a particular dance form, such as a waltz
10.  short for dance music
11.  dancelike movements made by some insects and birds, esp as part of a behaviour pattern
12.  informal (Brit) lead someone a dance to cause someone continued worry and exasperation; play up
Related: Terpsichorean
[C13: from Old French dancier]
n, —adj

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Example sentences for dancer
Timing concerns the ability of the dancer to follow the rhythm of the music.
Their effectiveness is increased if a dancer is partied along.
Also, he would never ask a dancer to do something he himself could not.
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