tap dancer

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tap dance

A dance in which the dancer clicks metal taps fixed to the heels and toes of the shoes in rhythm against the floor.

tap′-dance′ v.
tap dancer n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tap dancer - a dancer who sounds out rhythms by using metal taps on the toes and heels of the shoestap dancer - a dancer who sounds out rhythms by using metal taps on the toes and heels of the shoes
dancer, professional dancer, terpsichorean - a performer who dances professionally
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