Definition of Song and dance

1. Noun. Theatrical performance combining singing and dancing.

Generic synonyms: Performance, Public Presentation



2. Noun. An interesting but highly implausible story; often told as an excuse.

Definition of Song and dance

1. Noun. (idiomatic) An excessively elaborate story or excuse used to justify something ¹

2. Noun. (idiomatic) An excessively complex set of instructions ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Song And Dance

sondages
sonde
sondeli
sondelis
sonder
sonders
sondes
sone
sonepiprazole
soneri
soneris
sonero
soneros
sones
song
song and dance (current term)
song sparrow
song thrush
song thrushes
songbird
songbirdlike
songbirds
songbook
songbooks
songcraft
songfest
songfests
songfic
songfics
songful

Literary usage of Song and dance

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1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"Of all things else comes sweet satiety; Of love, and slumber, and melodious song, And dance delicious ; things of more delight And more to be desired than ..."

2. Echoes from the Rocky Mountains: Reminiscences and Thrilling Incidents of by John Wesley Clampitt (1888)
"INDIAN DANCES-LEGENDERY LORE OF THEIR song and dance-BABY SONGS OF INDIAN MOTHERS —THE YOUNG WARRIOR'S ORDEAL ..."

3. Hawthorn and Lavender, with Other Verses by William Ernest HENLEY (1901)
"#TO other boards for pun and song and dance I Our purpose is an essay in romance: An old-world story where such old-world facts As hate and love and death, ..."

4. The Beginnings of Poetry by Francis Barton Gummere (1901)
"A festal song and dance after the fight, easily turned into ritual and ... A study of the refrain showed how close this bond between song and dance must ..."

5. Stability and Variation in Hopi Song by George List (1993)
"Then there is a period of rest before a second song and dance. ... In the plaza the same song and dance are performed two to four times on different sides ..."

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