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
Lexicographical Neighbors of Ballroom Dance
ballroom dance (current term)
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. ..."