tap dance

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tap dance

n.
A dance in which the dancer clicks metal taps fixed to the heels and toes of the shoes in rhythm against the floor.

tap′-dance′ v.
tap dancer n.

tap dance

n
(Dancing) a step dance in which the performer wears shoes equipped with taps that make a rhythmic sound on the stage as he dances
vb (intr)
(Dancing) to perform a tap dance
ˈtap-ˌdancer n
ˈtap-ˌdancing n

tap′ dance`


n.
a dance in which the rhythm or rhythmical variation is audibly tapped out with the toe or heel by a dancer wearing shoes with special hard soles or with taps.
[1925–30]
tap′-dance`, v.i. -danced, -danc•ing.
tap′-danc`er, n.

tap dance

An indigenous American step dance form usually in complex, syncopated rhythms and executed audibly with the toes and heels of the feet in specially designed shoes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tap dance - a dance step tapped out audibly with the feettap dance - a dance step tapped out audibly with the feet
hoofing, step dancing - dancing in which the steps are more important than gestures or postures
soft-shoe, soft-shoe dancing, soft-shoe shuffle - tap dancing wearing shoes that have soft soles
buck-and-wing - a solo tap dance emphasizing sharp taps
clog dance, clog dancing, clog - a dance performed while wearing shoes with wooden soles; has heavy stamping steps
Verb1.tap dance - perform a tap dance
dancing, terpsichore, dance, saltation - taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
dance - an artistic form of nonverbal communication
trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe, dance - move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance; "My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio"
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