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dancer

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dancer, professional dancer, terpsichoreannoun

    a performer who dances professionally

  2. dancer, social dancernoun

    a person who participates in a social gathering arranged for dancing (as a ball)

Wiktionary

  1. dancernoun

    A person who dances, performs (a) dance(s).

  2. dancernoun

    A stripper.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Dancernoun

    One that practises the art of dancing.

    Etymology: from dance.

    He at Philippi kept
    His sword e’en like a dancer, while I strook
    The lean and wrinkled Cassius. William Shakespeare, Ant. and Cleopatra.

    Musicians and dancers! take some truce
    With these your pleasing labours; for great use
    As much weariness as perfection brings. John Donne.

    The earl was so far from being a good dancer, that he was no graceful goer. Henry Wotton.

    It is a usual practice in these times for our funambulours, or dancers on the rope, to attempt somewhat like to flying. John Wilkins, Math. Magic.

    He, perfect dancer! climbs the rope,
    And balances your fear and hope. Matthew Prior.

    Nature, I thought, perform’d too mean a part,
    Forming her movements to the rules of art;
    And, vex’d, I found that the musician’s hand
    Had o’er the dancer’s mind too great command. Matthew Prior.

Wikipedia

  1. Dancer

    Dance is a sport form consisting of sequences of movement with aesthetic and often symbolic value, either improvised or purposefully selected. Dance can be categorized and described by its choreography, by its repertoire of movements, or by its historical period or place of origin.An important distinction is to be drawn between the contexts of theatrical and participatory dance, although these two categories are not always completely separate; both may have special functions, whether social, ceremonial, competitive, erotic, martial, or sacred/liturgical. Other forms of human movement are sometimes said to have a dance-like quality, including martial arts, gymnastics, cheerleading, figure skating, synchronized swimming, marching bands, and many other forms of athletics. Dance is not solely restricted to performance, though, as dance is used as a form of exercise and occasionally training for other sports and activities. Dance itself has also become a sport for some, with dancing competitions found across the world exhibiting various different styles and standards. Dance requires an equal amount of cognitive focus as well as physical strength. The demanding yet evolving art-form allows individuals to express themselves creatively through movement, while enabling them to adapt movement that possesses a rhythmical pattern and fluid motions that allure to an audience either onstage or on film. Dance is considered to be a very aesthetically pleasing art-form.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dancernoun

    one who dances or who practices dancing

Freebase

  1. Dancer

    Dancer is an Indian Bollywood film released in 1991, starring Akshay Kumar, Mohini, Kirti Singh, Mohnish Bahl and Dalip Tahil.

Editors Contribution

  1. dancer

    A person who dances.

    The dancer was dancing so beautifully on the dancefloor.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 1, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dancer' in Nouns Frequency: #2397

Anagrams for dancer »

  1. cedarn

  2. craned

  3. narced

  4. nacred

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dancer in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dancer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of dancer in a Sentence

  1. Rick Pitino:

    It was unbeknownst to me, i have absolutely no clue about the name of this horse. He [co-owner Larry Spitcaufsky] doesn’t even know I’m a basketball coach. ... It never dawned on me that Party Dancer is a striptease act.

  2. Shah Asad Rizvi:

    She who is a dancer can only sway the silk of her hair like the summer breeze

  3. Barack Obama:

    It's wonderful that a potential dancer can see Misty and say, 'I can do that,' but if there's no dance studio at all in their neighborhood, or if their school's chronically underfunded, then it's going to be a problem.

  4. Susan Silver:

    She went out to dance every lunch hour, she was such a perfectionist and so disciplined. She started as a dancer, so she did that all the time. She could have been a diva, but she never was. She really was the Mary you wanted her to be.

  5. Wystan Hugh Auden:

    Anyone who has a child today should train him to be either a physicist or a ballet dancer. Then he'll escape.

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