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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

Freebase

  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.

How to pronounce popping?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say popping in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Bill Rowley:

    Weve probably had thousands of tips of him popping up in different areas, we have no idea what were driving down there for. It could be Pitzen. It could be a hoax.

  2. Mike Gold:

    I would caution anyone from popping the champagne quite yet, this matter is rife with the opportunity for misperception and misunderstanding.

  3. Jimmy Wopo:

    The first time I got shot I was more angry to get back at what happened to me, the second time I had much more s — on the line. I had a daughter, I had the song' Walking Bomb.' That s — was kind of popping -- it was my first joint that really kinda started blowing out the water.

  4. Michael Sussman:

    The lights started flashing, ears started popping, and the drains started gurgling.

  5. Bob Baffert:

    There are a lot of good horses in here, unless we see something different on Derby Day, this is a nice evenly matched group of horses. I don't see someone really popping off the screen.

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