dance music

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dance music

n
1. (Music, other) music that is suitable for dancing
2. (Pop Music) Also called: dance pop music with a strong electronic rhythm
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Noun1.dance music - a genre of popular music composed for ballroom dancingdance music - a genre of popular music composed for ballroom dancing
popular music, popular music genre - any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time)
2.dance music - music to dance to
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
beguine - music written in the bolero rhythm of the beguine dance
bolero - music written in the rhythm of the bolero dance
carioca - music composed for dancing the carioca
conga - music composed for dancing the conga
flamenco - guitar music composed for dancing the flamenco
gavotte - music composed in quadruple time for dancing the gavotte
habanera - music composed in duple time for dancing the habanera
hornpipe - music for dancing the hornpipe
gigue, jig - music in three-four time for dancing a jig
landler - music in triple time for dancing the landler
mazurka - music composed for dancing the mazurka
minuet - a stately piece of music composed for dancing the minuet; often incorporated into a sonata or suite
paso doble - music in march time composed for dancing the paso doble; often played at bull fights
pavan, pavane - music composed for dancing the pavane
polka - music performed for dancing the polka
quadrille - music for dancing the quadrille
reel - music composed for dancing a reel
rhumba, rumba - syncopated music in duple time for dancing the rumba
samba - music composed for dancing the samba
saraband - music composed for dancing the saraband
tango - music written in duple time for dancing the tango
tarantella - music composed in six-eight time for dancing the tarantella
techno - a style of fast heavy electronic dance music usually without vocals
waltz - music composed in triple time for waltzing
ragtime, rag - music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)
jazz - a style of dance music popular in the 1920s; similar to New Orleans jazz but played by large bands
kwela - a kind of danceable music popular among black South Africans; includes a whistle among its instruments
Translations
tánczene

dance music

nmusica da ballo
References in classic literature ?
"First wash and put your shirts on; tell the maids also to go to their own room and dress; Phemius shall then strike up a dance tune on his lyre, so that if people outside hear, or any of the neighbours, or some one going along the street happens to notice it, they may think there is a wedding in the house, and no rumours about the death of the suitors will get about in the town, before we can escape to the woods upon my own land.
Mattie was washing up the dishes, humming one of the dance tunes of the night before.
POWERHOUSE: What You Need (Defected) - Featuring the vocal talents of Van Helden's mate Duane Harden this is as big a dance tune as you'll hear this summer.
DIZZEE Rascal's cousin is making a bid for chart success with his dance tune Migraine Skank.
An insider says: "She's turning her old hits into a long dance tune. It will be hot."
Glasgow's rising house producers, they enjoyed chart success with the dance tune Right On, Right On!
French Kiss by Lil' Louis has to be the best dance tune ever made.
This is quite simply the best dance tune from ast year.
"It's a dance tune and it's got lots of energy in it and a lot of rock and roll in there too.
GLORIA ESTEFAN: Don't Let this Moment End (Epic) Gloria does a Cher and comes back with a pumping dance tune which should get the young 'uns moving.
THE WHIP'S Sister Siam is the dance tune that has got indie kids reaching for glow-sticks.
MADONNA - Ray Of Light (Warner Bros) Miss C lets rip on a stonking dance tune in which she only just avoids sounding like Celine Dion.