Last July, for the first time in nearly a decade, Joanna Rohrback discovered that she could prance once more.
You can't make a grand show here with horses, and let them gallop and prance about, and toss their manes.
If the beggar comes in suddenly, and starts to prance, I'll rip him up and be done with it!
But the orator struck his breast; he seemed to prance between his two supporters.
The thought that the beggar had started to prance darted through his mind.
Well, then, prance gaily up to the altar and marry that, if you can!
His spirit seemed to prance with joy like the horse beneath him.
And do you propose to prance out there and let 252 them shoot you up, too?
No sooner had prance confessed than he withdrew his confession.
prance later pleaded guilty on a charge of perjury, and well he might.
late 14c., originally of horses, of unknown origin, perhaps related to Middle English pranken "to show off," from Middle Dutch pronken "to strut, parade" (see prank); or perhaps from Danish dialectal prandse "to go in a stately manner." Klein suggests Old French paravancier. Related: Pranced; prancing. As a noun from 1751, from the verb.