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waltz

 (wôlts, wôls)
n.
1.
a. A ballroom dance in triple time with a strong accent on the first beat.
b. The music for this dance.
c. An instrumental or vocal composition in triple time.
2. Informal Something that presents no difficulties and can be accomplished with little effort.
v. waltzed, waltz·ing, waltz·es
v.intr.
1. To dance the waltz.
2. Informal To move with self-assuredness or indifference: always waltzes into the office 30 minutes late.
3. Informal To accomplish a task, chore, or assignment with little effort: waltzed through the exams.
v.tr.
1. To dance the waltz with.
2. Informal To lead or force to move in a self-assured or purposeful manner; march: waltzed them into the principal's office.
Idiom:
waltz Matilda Australian
To travel about, especially on foot, carrying a swag.

[German Walzer, from walzen, to turn about, from Middle High German, to roll, from Old High German walzan; see wel- in Indo-European roots. Idiom, from Matilda.]

waltz′er n.

waltz

(wɔːls)
n
1. (Dancing) a ballroom dance in triple time in which couples spin around as they progress round the room
2. (Classical Music) a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
vb
3. (Dancing) to dance or lead (someone) in or as in a waltz: he waltzed her off her feet.
4. (intr) to move in a sprightly and self-assured manner
5. (intr) informal to succeed easily
[C18: from German Walzer, from Middle High German walzen to roll; compare welter]
ˈwaltzˌlike adj

waltz

(wɔlts)

n.
1. a ballroom dance, in moderately fast triple meter, in which the dancers revolve in perpetual circles, taking one step to each beat.
2. a piece of music for, or in the rhythm of, this dance.
3. an easy victory or accomplishment.
adj.
4. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the waltz.
v.i.
5. to dance a waltz.
6. to move or progress easily or directly: to waltz through an exam.
v.t.
7. to lead (a partner) in dancing a waltz.
8. to move or lead briskly and easily.
[1775–85; back formation from German Walzer a waltz (taken as walz + -er1), derivative of walzen to roll, dance]
waltz′er, n.

waltz


Past participle: waltzed
Gerund: waltzing

Imperative
waltz
waltz
Present
I waltz
you waltz
he/she/it waltzes
we waltz
you waltz
they waltz
Preterite
I waltzed
you waltzed
he/she/it waltzed
we waltzed
you waltzed
they waltzed
Present Continuous
I am waltzing
you are waltzing
he/she/it is waltzing
we are waltzing
you are waltzing
they are waltzing
Present Perfect
I have waltzed
you have waltzed
he/she/it has waltzed
we have waltzed
you have waltzed
they have waltzed
Past Continuous
I was waltzing
you were waltzing
he/she/it was waltzing
we were waltzing
you were waltzing
they were waltzing
Past Perfect
I had waltzed
you had waltzed
he/she/it had waltzed
we had waltzed
you had waltzed
they had waltzed
Future
I will waltz
you will waltz
he/she/it will waltz
we will waltz
you will waltz
they will waltz
Future Perfect
I will have waltzed
you will have waltzed
he/she/it will have waltzed
we will have waltzed
you will have waltzed
they will have waltzed
Future Continuous
I will be waltzing
you will be waltzing
he/she/it will be waltzing
we will be waltzing
you will be waltzing
they will be waltzing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been waltzing
you have been waltzing
he/she/it has been waltzing
we have been waltzing
you have been waltzing
they have been waltzing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been waltzing
you will have been waltzing
he/she/it will have been waltzing
we will have been waltzing
you will have been waltzing
they will have been waltzing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been waltzing
you had been waltzing
he/she/it had been waltzing
we had been waltzing
you had been waltzing
they had been waltzing
Conditional
I would waltz
you would waltz
he/she/it would waltz
we would waltz
you would waltz
they would waltz
Past Conditional
I would have waltzed
you would have waltzed
he/she/it would have waltzed
we would have waltzed
you would have waltzed
they would have waltzed

waltz

A round dance in triple measure. Originally an Austrian and Bavarian peasant dance, its wide, gliding steps and rapid turning movement caught everyone’s imagination the world over. It remains the most popular dance ever.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.waltz - an assured victory (especially in an election)
triumph, victory - a successful ending of a struggle or contest; "a narrow victory"; "the general always gets credit for his army's victory"; "clinched a victory"; "convincing victory"; "the agreement was a triumph for common sense"
2.waltz - music composed in triple time for waltzingwaltz - music composed in triple time for waltzing
dance music - music to dance to
3.waltz - a ballroom dance in triple time with a strong accent on the first beatwaltz - a ballroom dance in triple time with a strong accent on the first beat
ballroom dance, ballroom dancing - any of a variety of social dances performed by couples in a ballroom
Verb1.waltz - dance a waltzwaltz - dance a waltz        
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"

waltz

verb
Slang. To move swiftly and effortlessly:
Informal: breeze.
Translations
رَقْصَةُ الفَالْسفالس: رَقْصَة أو موسيقى الفالْسيَتَحَرَّك بِسُرور وَثِقَهيَرْقُصُ الفَالْسيَرْقُص رَقْصَة الفالْس
valčíktančit valčík
danse valsvalsvalse
valssitanssia valssia
plesati valcervalcer
belejtkeringõkeringőkeringõzikkeringőzik
dansa valsvalsvalsa/svífa inn
ワルツワルツを踊る
왈츠왈츠를 추다
eiti šokio žingsniušokti valsąvalsas
dejotdejot valsiiedejotielidotlidot
tancovať valčíkvalčíkvalčíkovývtancovať
dansa valsvals
เต้นรำจังหวะวอลทซ์การเต้นรำจังหวะวอลทซ์
valsvals yapmakneşeyle yürümek
điệu waltznhảy điệu waltz

waltz

[wɔːlts]
A. Nvals m
B. VIbailar el vals
to waltz in/outentrar/salir tan fresco
waltz off with VI + PREP
1. (also waltz away with) [+ title, championship, prize] → hacerse fácilmente con
2. [+ object, person] → largarse con
she waltzed off with my boyfriendse largó con mi novio
waltz through VT + PREP [+ match, game] → ganar sin mover un dedo

waltz

[ˈwɔːlts]
nvalse f
vi (= dance) → valser
waltz in
vi (= enter casually) → débouler
waltz off
vifiler

waltz

nWalzer m
vi
(= dance waltz)Walzer tanzen; would you care to waltz?möchten Sie einen Walzer tanzen?; they waltzed expertlysie tanzten ausgezeichnet Walzer; they waltzed across the ballroomsie walzten durch den Ballsaal
(inf: = move, come etc) → walzen (inf); he came waltzing uper kam angetanzt (inf)
vtWalzer tanzen mit; he waltzed her out onto the balconyer walzte mit ihr auf den Balkon hinaus

waltz

:
waltz music
nWalzermusik f
waltz time
nWalzertakt m

waltz

[wɔːlts]
1. nvalzer m inv
2. viballare il valzer
to waltz in/out (confidently) → entrare/uscire con fare sicuro (cheekily) → entrare/uscire con fare spavaldo

waltz

(woːlts) noun
(a piece of music for) a type of slow ballroom dance performed by couples. The band is playing a waltz; (also adjective) waltz music.
verb
1. to dance a waltz (with). Can you waltz?; He waltzed his partner round the room.
2. to move cheerfully or with confidence. He waltzed into the room and told us that he was getting married the next day.

waltz

رَقْصَةُ الفَالْس, يَرْقُصُ الفَالْس tančit valčík, valčík danse vals, vals Walzer, Walzer tanzen βαλς, βαλσάρω bailar el vals, vals tanssia valssia, valssi valse, valser plesati valcer, valcer ballare il valzer, valzer ワルツ, ワルツを踊る 왈츠, 왈츠를 추다 wals, walsen danse vals, vals walc, zatańczyć walca dançar a valsa, dançar valsa, valsa вальс, вальсировать dansa vals, vals เต้นรำจังหวะวอลทซ์, การเต้นรำจังหวะวอลทซ์ vals, vals yapmak điệu waltz, nhảy điệu waltz 华尔兹, 跳华尔兹舞
References in classic literature ?
She leaned her forehead on the cool pane, and stood half hidden by the curtains, never minding that her favorite waltz had begun, till some one touched her, and turning, she saw Laurie, looking penitent, as he said, with his very best bow and his hand out.
In the middle of a crashing waltz, d'Arnault suddenly began to play softly, and, turning to one of the men who stood behind him, whispered, `Somebody dancing in there.
She played very well, keeping excellent waltz time and infusing an expression into the strains which was indeed inspiring.
So, if you're ready, boys, we'll just waltz down to Thompson's and pack up the shanty.
Then Tamoszius Kuszleika, after replenishing himself with a pot of beer, returns to his platform, and, standing up, reviews the scene; he taps authoritatively upon the side of his violin, then tucks it carefully under his chin, then waves his bow in an elaborate flourish, and finally smites the sounding strings and closes his eyes, and floats away in spirit upon the wings of a dreamy waltz.
I used to love to read to Henry, to play to him, to waltz with him, and sing to him; but everything I did for this one was a perfect drag,--yet I was afraid to refuse anything.
Every morning they go clattering down into the plain, and there she sits on my back with her bugle at her mouth and sounds the orders and puts them through the evolutions for an hour or more; and it is too beautiful for anything to see those ponies dissolve from one formation into another, and waltz about, and break, and scatter, and form again, always moving, always graceful, now trotting, now galloping, and so on, sometimes near by, sometimes in the distance, all just like a state ball, you know, and sometimes she can't hold herself any longer, but sounds the 'charge,' and turns me loose
Proud and yet modest he advanced to the Empress; bowed on one knee before her seat, and begged for the favor of a waltz with the Queen of the festival.
And more: they've got to waltz that palace around over the country wherever you want it, you understand.
There was one in the room; Bessie went and opened it, and then asked me to sit down and give her a tune: I played a waltz or two, and she was charmed.
It is a waltz, I think,' Miss Larkins doubtfully observes, when I present myself.
The second squadron of the Lancers shot by, and there was the troop-horse, with his tail like spun silk, his head pulled into his breast, one ear forward and one back, setting the time for all his squadron, his legs going as smoothly as waltz music.