Definition of Cakewalk

1. Noun. A strutting dance based on a march; was performed in minstrel shows; originated as a competition among Black dancers to win a cake.

Generic synonyms: Choreography, Stage Dancing

2. Verb. Perform the cakewalk dance. "Sam and Sue cakewalk"

3. Noun. An easy accomplishment. ; "Invading Iraq won't be a cakewalk"
Generic synonyms: Accomplishment, Achievement
Language type: Figure, Figure Of Speech, Image, Trope

Definition of Cakewalk

1. Noun. A contest in which cake was offered for the best dancers. ¹

2. Noun. (music) The style of music associated with such a contest. ¹

3. Noun. (context: performing arts) The dance, or style of dance associated with such a contest. ¹

4. Noun. (idiomatic) Something that is easy or simple, or that does not present a great challenge. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cakewalk

1. to step stylishly [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Cakewalk Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cakewalk

caked breast
cakehole
cakeholes
cakeless
cakelike
cakemaker
cakemakers
cakemaking
cakeman
cakeries
cakery
cakes
cakes and ale
cakeshop
cakeshops
cakewalk (current term)
cakewalked
cakewalker
cakewalkers
cakewalking
cakewalks
cakewoman
cakewomen
cakey
cakier
cakiest
cakily
cakiness
cakinesses
caking

Literary usage of Cakewalk

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Poems of the Dance by Edward Robert Dickson (1921)
"... He saw then, seven solemn negroes dancing, With faces rapt and out-thrust bellies prancing In a solemn ceremonial cakewalk, Dancing and prancing to the ..."

2. Hints and Helps from Many School-rooms: Successful Plans and Devices by Caroline Stearns Griffin (1906)
"A cakewalk ONE rainy noon hour, when my little folks seemed to be tired of every amusement that I have on hand for such days, I proposed that we try a ..."

3. Stage Hypnotism: A Text Book of Occult Entertainments by Leonidas (1901)
""You will hear cakewalk music soon. When you hear the ragtime you will be up and going through the light step of the cakewalk. You are all colored people, ..."

4. Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults: A Selected Listing by Ginny Moore Kruse (1991)
"(0-394- 98765-9) Mirandy overlooks her obvious partner for her first cakewalk as she tries to find Brother Wind. Set in the rural South of the early 20th ..."

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