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fox′ trot`

1. a ballroom dance in duple meter characterized by various combinations of slow and quick steps.
2. a pace, as of a horse, consisting of a series of short steps.
[1870–75, Amer.]


v.i. -trot•ted, -trot•ting.
to dance a fox trot.
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A twentieth-century American ballroom dance that consists of easy walking steps to syncopated rhythms.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - a ballroom dance in quadruple timefox-trot - a ballroom dance in quadruple time; combines short and long and fast and slow steps fixed sequences
ballroom dance, ballroom dancing - any of a variety of social dances performed by couples in a ballroom
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This girl wants it to be a fox-trot. You've got habits which you have had for a dozen years.
He seemed "like a fox-trot man caught in a rock 'n' roll culture," New York Times reporter R.W.
Dupe was a beautiful dancer especially to the steps of waltz, fox-trot, quick-step etc.
We did a kind of modern fox-trot, and she followed me very well.
Le Bran Elite students led by Bing Pimentel, Helen Siy and Corazon Zamora danced the fox-trot, while the Le Bran instructors performed a Brazilian samba.
So open up the dance halls Let's go out and have some fun Enjoy this life we've got Let's sing, and dance and shimmy Strike up the band - let's swing and sway And do the old fox-trot. Fran Roberts Coundon
He said that he had dance lessons, asserting that they did the fox-trot, and he was really struggling with it, and the dance teacher said, 'You know what you need to do?
When the door half-opens, in comes a bit of "fox-trot."
Dances include the quickstep, fox-trot, Charleston, cha-cha, rumba, paso doble and jive.
Luckyth Roberts), and the fox-trot (Sousa's Peaches and Cream).