soft-shoe


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soft-shoe

(sôft′sho͞o′, sŏft′-)
n.
Tap dancing performed while wearing shoes without metal taps.

soft-shoe

n
(Dancing) (modifier) relating to a type of tap dancing performed wearing soft-soled shoes: the soft-shoe shuffle.

soft′-shoe′



adj.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of tap dancing done in soft-soled shoes, without taps.
[1915–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.soft-shoe - tap dancing wearing shoes that have soft soles
tap dance, tap dancing - a dance step tapped out audibly with the feet
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