Definition of Trip the light fantastic

1. Verb. Move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance. "Sam and Sue trip the light fantastic"; "My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio"




Definition of Trip the light fantastic

1. Verb. To dance or to move rhythmically to musical accompaniment, especially in a graceful or nimble manner. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Trip The Light Fantastic

trioxygenated
trioxymethylene
trip
trip-up
trip cord
trip cords
trip hammer
trip hammers
trip hop
trip line
trip out
trip over one's own two feet
trip over the wire
trip switch
trip the light fantastic (current term)
trip the light fantastic toe
trip tic
trip tics
trip to the woodshed
trip up
trip wire
tripack
tripacks
tripalmitate
tripalmitates
tripalmitin
tripang
tripangs
triparanol

Literary usage of Trip the light fantastic

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

1. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association (1895)
"Votaries of Terpsichore may here trip the light fantastic to their heart's content on the largest dancing floor in the world. We never saw so many bathing ..."

2. The Port Folio by Joseph Dennie, Asbury Dickins (1827)
"... off all communion with them, and not only promoted warlike measures, hut learned to trip the light fantastic toe, in which he delighted to indulge. ..."

3. Annual Conference Proceedings of the American Library Association by American Library Association. Conference, American Library Association (1890)
"Votaries of Terpsichore may here trip the light fantastic to their heart's content on the largest dancing floor in the world. We never saw so many bathing ..."

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