two-step


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

two-step

(to͞o′stĕp′)
n.
1. A dance in 2/4 time, characterized by long, sliding steps.
2. The music for this dance.

two-step

n
1. (Dancing) an old-time dance in duple time
2. (Music, other) a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of such a dance

two′-step`



n., v. -stepped, -step•ping. n.
1. a ballroom dance in duple meter, marked by sliding steps.
2. a piece of music for, or in the rhythm of, this dance.
v.i.
3. to dance the two-step.
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.two-step - a ballroom dance in duple metertwo-step - a ballroom dance in duple meter; marked by sliding steps
ballroom dance, ballroom dancing - any of a variety of social dances performed by couples in a ballroom
Verb1.two-step - dance the two-step
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"
Translations

two-step

[ˈtuːˌstep] N (= dance) → paso m doble
References in classic literature ?
Those who prefer to, go on with the two-step, but the majority go through an intricate series of motions, resembling more fancy skating than a dance.
Next marched the Emerald City Cornet Band, clothed in green-and-gold uniforms and playing the "Ozma Two-Step.
Plain, dear, loyal, unattractive Maggie, so sweet as a chum, so unsought for a two-step or a moonlit bench in the little park.
She had even grown used to noticing Anna joggle the reluctant Jimmy with her elbow as a signal for him to invite her chum to walk over his feet through a two-step.
The hybrid system, called the "Texas Two-Step," was a unique way of apportioning delegates to the state's Democratic presidential nominating convention.
Procter & Gamble Crest-Oral B announces Crest Pro-Health [HD], a two-step system tooth cleaning and whitening system.
The average gap in school quality between these groups would be eliminated in the first step of the two-step value-added procedure, and thus would not carry over to the estimated growth measures.
Washington, July 4 ( ANI ): Apple has introduced two-step verification to its cloud storage system iCloud, which adds an extra layer of security to users Apple ID.
GoTaq 2-Step RT-qPCR System is a reagent system for quantitative analysis of RNA using a two-step reverse transcription-quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) method.
The average gap in school quality between these groups would be eliminated in the first step of the two-step xralue-added procedure, and thus would not carry over to the estimated growth measures.
Excluding two-step loan balances, year-over-year loan growth was $103 million, or 5%, with expansion in the commercial real estate and residential mortgage loan categories.
AJCA Section 888(b) eliminated this disparity in treatment and requires taxpayers to treat the physical settlement of a derivative that is part of a straddle as a two-step transaction if cash-settling the derivative would result in a loss.