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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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
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dance music

nmusica da ballo
References in classic literature ?
The orchestra plunged into dance music and the laces of the dancer fluttered and flew in the glare of gas jets.
At a word from Kirkpatrick, d'Arnault spread himself out over the piano, and began to draw the dance music out of it, while the perspiration shone on his short wool and on his uplifted face.
When they refused she began turning over the sheets of dance music which lay upon the piano.
As very soon she had played the only pieces of dance music she could remember, she went on to play an air from a sonata by Mozart.
In the bar in which Strickland and Nichols sat a mechanical piano was loudly grinding out dance music. Round the room people were sitting at table, here half a dozen sailors uproariously drunk, there a group of soldiers; and in the middle, crowded together, couples were dancing.
DANCE music fans will be celebrating a festival of euphoric nostalgia at Sherdley Park, in St Helens, in just a few weeks' time.
Stirling's first outdoor dance music festival organised by two city DJs will take place at Bridgehaugh later this month.
Tickets are still available for a festival combining classical and dance music.
The Civic Hall will play host to the Swedish dance music icon - whose real name is Jonas Erik Altberg - on Friday, March 1.
YEARS & YEARS singer Olly Alexander reckons dance music makes him "feel invincible".
Major Lazer, the American electronic dance music group, comprising Diplo, Jillionaire, and Walshy Fire, was in Nigeria as part of a broader Africa tour which had taken them to South Africa, Malawi, Kenya and Uganda.
Electronic dance music is seldom far from the top of Britain's official singles chart.