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waltz

 (wôlts, wôls)
n.
1.
a. A ballroom dance in triple time with a strong accent on the first beat.
b. The music for this dance.
c. An instrumental or vocal composition in triple time.
2. Informal Something that presents no difficulties and can be accomplished with little effort.
v. waltzed, waltz·ing, waltz·es
v.intr.
1. To dance the waltz.
2. Informal To move with self-assuredness or indifference: always waltzes into the office 30 minutes late.
3. Informal To accomplish a task, chore, or assignment with little effort: waltzed through the exams.
v.tr.
1. To dance the waltz with.
2. Informal To lead or force to move in a self-assured or purposeful manner; march: waltzed them into the principal's office.
Idiom:
waltz Matilda Australian
To travel about, especially on foot, carrying a swag.

[German Walzer, from walzen, to turn about, from Middle High German, to roll, from Old High German walzan; see wel- in Indo-European roots. Idiom, from Matilda.]

waltz′er n.

waltzer

(ˈwɔːlsə)
n
1. (Dancing) a person who waltzes
2. (Mechanical Engineering) a fairground roundabout on which people are spun round and moved up and down as it revolves about a central axis
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.waltzer - a dancer who waltzes
social dancer, dancer - a person who participates in a social gathering arranged for dancing (as a ball)
Translations

waltzer

[ˈwɔːltsəʳ] Nbailarín/ina m/f de vals

waltzer

n
(= dancer)Walzertänzer(in) m(f)
(at fairground) → Krake f
References in classic literature ?
Its pendulum swung to and fro with a dull, heavy, monotonous clang; and when the minute-hand made the circuit of the face, and the hour was to be stricken, there came from the brazen lungs of the clock a sound which was clear and loud and deep and exceedingly musical, but of so peculiar a note and emphasis that, at each lapse of an hour, the musicians of the orchestra were constrained to pause, momentarily, in their performance, to harken to the sound; and thus the waltzers perforce ceased their evolutions; and there was a brief disconcert of the whole gay company; and, while the chimes of the clock yet rang, it was observed that the giddiest grew pale, and the more aged and sedate passed their hands over their brows as if in confused revery or meditation.
And then the music ceased, as I have told; and the evolutions of the waltzers were quieted; and there was an uneasy cessation of all things as before.
When the eyes of the Prince Prospero fell upon this spectral image (which, with a slow and solemn movement, as if more fully to sustain its role, stalked to and fro among the waltzers) he was seen to be convulsed, in the first moment with a strong shudder either of terror or distaste; but, in the next, his brow reddened with rage.
Waltzers spun around precariously for a matter of fifteen seconds and then went scurrying down to the rail as if they meant to go overboard.
He spoke French with considerable fluency; and was one of the finest waltzers in Europe.
Steven Waltzer, Industry Analyst at Strategy Analytics, said, "Global smartwatch shipments grew an impressive 56 percent annually from 11.6 million units in Q4 2017 to a record 18.2 million in Q4 2018.
Among them was a team that used a century-old recipe from a Scottish immigrant named Enis Hall that team member Dawn Cain Waltzer of Crab Orchard said was her great-grandfather.
The Cyclone will join the likes of the Pirate River, the Giant Ferris Wheel and the Super Waltzer and is set to be a key attraction.
Pupils from Airdrie's St Margaret's High and St Ambrose High in Coatbridge were able to take a spin on more than 40 rides, including the Night Mover Waltzer.
Visitors will be able to enjoy their favourite rides as many times as they desire during the four-hour evening session, as well as having the opportunity to try M&D's brand new ride for the season - the Night Mover Waltzer.
M&D's - Scotland's Theme Park have added to their collection of rides this season with the arrival of the Night Mover Waltzer.