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quickstep

[kwik-step] /ˈkwɪkˌstɛp/
noun
1.
(formerly) a lively step used in marching.
2.
music adapted to such a march, or in a brisk march rhythm.
3.
a lively step or combination of steps in ballroom dancing.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; quick + step
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British Dictionary definitions for quick-steps

quickstep

/ˈkwɪkˌstɛp/
noun
1.
a modern ballroom dance in rapid quadruple time
2.
a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
verb -steps, -stepping, -stepped
3.
(intransitive) to perform this dance
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