Definition of Ballroom dance
1. Noun. Any of a variety of social dances performed by couples in a ballroom.
Generic synonyms: Social Dancing
Specialized synonyms: Beguine, Carioca, Cha-cha, Cha-cha-cha, One-step, Fox-trot, Foxtrot, Two-step, Bunny Hug, Charleston, Conga, Cotilion, Cotillion, Minuet, Paso Doble, Quickstep, Rhumba, Rumba, Samba, Round Dance, Round Dancing, Tango, Valse, Waltz
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ballroom Dance
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Literary usage of Ballroom dance
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Representative One-act Plays by British and Irish Authors by Clark, Barrett Harper, 1890- (1921)
"(Guests have been assembling in the ballroom. Dance music bursts out. Dancing begins) Ah! What tune is that? ..."
2. The Farmer's Every-day Book; Or, Sketches of Social Life in the Country by John Lauris Blake (1850)
"The term is by no means confined to theatrical exhibitions, the ballroom dance, horse-racing, a game of cards, or anything else of a kindred character. ..."
3. The Catskills Alive! by Francine Silverman (2003)
"Music and dancing is a constant, and daily ballroom dance lessons are very popular. A walk around the lake takes 45 minutes, and bikes are available free. ..."