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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pop, popping(noun)

    a sharp explosive sound as from a gunshot or drawing a cork

Wiktionary

  1. popping(Noun)

    A funk dance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Popping

    of Pop

  2. Popping

    a. & n. from Pop

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  1. Popping

    Popping is a street dance and one of the original funk styles that came from California, in the African American community during the 1960s-1970s. It is based on the technique of quickly contracting and relaxing muscles to cause a jerk in the dancer's body, referred to as a pop or a hit. This is done continuously to the rhythm of a song in combination with various movements and poses. Popping is also used as an umbrella term to refer to a group of closely related illusionary dance styles and techniques that are often integrated with popping to create a more varied performance, such as the robot, waving and tutting. However, it is distinct from breaking and locking, with which popping is often confused. A popping dancer is commonly referred to as a popper. As one of the earliest funk and street dance style, popping is closely related to hip hop dancing. It is often performed in battles, where participants try to outperform each other in front of a crowd, giving room for improvisation and freestyle moves that are seldom seen in shows and performances, such as interaction with other dancers and spectators. Popping and related styles such as waving and tutting have also been incorporated into the electronica dance scene to some extent, influencing new styles such as liquid and digits and turfing.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of popping in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of popping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of popping in a Sentence

  1. Lewis Ward:

    Boredom is a finicky creature, never around when you need it, and always popping up when you want it the least.

  2. Victor Cha:

    Unfortunately, it's a big win for North Korea. They were able to get Sony to shut down the picture. They got the U.S. government to admit that North Korea was the source of this and there's no action plan really, at least publicly no action plan, in response to it, i think from their perspective, in Pyongyang, they're probably popping the champagne corks.

  3. Martin Schulz:

    The result was a wave of skeletons popping out of hidden drawers.

  4. Erik Gerding:

    The OCC actions are eye-popping in terms of the number and seniority of the individuals charged.

  5. Whitney Bowe:

    Icing the area immediately following treatment is key--cold milk compresses are amazingly soothing, popping an Aleve or ibuprofen can decrease swelling and redness, but avoid Tylenol.If the redness lasts for longer than a few hours, be sure to tell your doctor so they can be more conservative with the settings at your next session.

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    a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody
    • A. monish
    • B. caddie
    • C. exacerbate
    • D. descant

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