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A dance in which the dancer clicks metal taps fixed to the heels and toes of the shoes in rhythm against the floor.
tap dancer 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
(Dancing) to perform a tap dance
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.
tap′-dance`, v.i. -danced, -danc•ing.
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.
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|Noun||1.||tap dance - a dance step tapped out audibly with the feet|
buck-and-wing - a solo tap dance emphasizing sharp taps
|Verb||1.||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