What does dancing mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dancing, dance, terpsichore, saltationnoun

    taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music

Wiktionary

  1. dancingnoun

    The activity of dancing (see the verb dance).

  2. dancingadjective

    Describing something or someone that is currently in the act of dancing. (See dance.)

Wikipedia

  1. dancing

    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. Dancing

    of Dance

  2. Dancing

    from Dance

Freebase

  1. Dancing

    "Dancing" was the fourth single released in Italy and in the United states from Elisa's third album, Then Comes the Sun, and the first single released from the American album Dancing.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Dancing

    Rhythmic and patterned body movements which are usually performed to music.

Editors Contribution

  1. dancingverb

    Verb form of the word dance.

    There were dancing together with love and joy beaming from their eyes on their wedding day.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 1, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dancing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4075

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dancing' in Nouns Frequency: #2710

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dancing in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dancing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of dancing in a Sentence

  1. Prime Minister Enda Kenny:

    His mythical stories from Ballybeg reached all corners of the world from Dublin to London to Broadway and onto the silver screen, all of his plays, including' Translations',' Faith Healer',' Philadelphia, Here I Come !' and' Dancing at Lughnasa', will forever form part of the canon of greatness in dramatic writing.

  2. Orlando Gonzalez:

    He was in a Snapchat video that's out there, dancing away, so we know he had some fun before the madness.

  3. Debbie Reynolds:

    I think it’s one thing to be able to dance, and it’s another thing to learn all the wonderful moments of dance because in my day… it was the moving of dance, we didn't have any real proper school. We did not have a place to go to learn to dance and the joy of dancing.

  4. Gustave Flaubert, "Madame Bovary":

    Human speech is a cracked cauldron on which we knock out tunes for dancing bears, when we wish to conjure pity from the stars.

  5. Nick Kosir:

    I never took a dance class or lesson in my life, never have prided myself on dancing prior to this, it’s endlessly entertaining to me because it's so weird that people think I'm a good dancer.

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