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break dancing

also break·danc·ing (brāk′dăn′sĭng)
n.
1. A form of nonrhythmic urban dance characterized by acrobatic and gymnastic movements.
2. See breaking2.

break dance n. & v.
break dancer n.

break′ danc`ing


n.
vigorous acrobatic dancing often performed to rap music.
[1980–85; perhaps from break (definition 81)]
break′ danc`er, n.
break′ dance`, v.i.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.break dancing - a form of solo dancing that involves rapid acrobatic moves in which different parts of the body touch the groundbreak dancing - a form of solo dancing that involves rapid acrobatic moves in which different parts of the body touch the ground; normally performed to the rhythm of rap music
dancing, terpsichore, dance, saltation - taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
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