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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pop, poppingnoun

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

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  1. poppingnoun

    A funk dance.

Wikipedia

  1. Popping

    Popping is a street dance adapted out of the earlier Boogaloo (funk dance) cultural movement in Oakland, California. As Boogaloo spread, it would be referred to as Robottin in Richmond, California, Strutting movements in San Francisco and San Jose, and the Strikin dances of the Oak Park community of Sacramento which were popular through the mid-1960s to the 1970s. Popping would be eventually adapted from earlier Boogaloo (freestyle dance) movements in Fresno, California, in the late 1970s by way of California high-school gatherings of track & meet events - the West Coast Relays. The dance is rooted through the rhythms of live funk music, and is based on the technique of Boogaloo's posing approach, quickly contracting and relaxing muscles to cause a jerk or can be a sudden stop in the dancer's body, referred to as a pose, pop or a hit. This is done continuously to the rhythm of a song in combination with various movements and poses. It was popularized by a Fresno & Long Beach-based dance group called the Electric Boogaloos that mixed popping techniques to boogaloo. Closely related illusory dance styles and techniques are often integrated into popping to create a more varied performance. These dance styles include the robot, waving and tutting. However, popping is distinct from breaking and locking, with which it is often confused. A popping dancer is commonly referred to as a popper. Because of popping's cultural Boogaloo roots, popping developed before Hiphop's cultural movement and helped influence the tradition of styles of 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.

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. Dan Black:

    We're not exactly popping champagne corks over here, if you're in the restaurant industry, survival is a win at this point.

  2. Casey Webb:

    I had no idea what was going on in Pittsburgh, there’s so much going on. It’s a huge beer scene, there’s dozens of breweries — more popping up every day — and then even with the food scene, it’s just incredible.

  3. Kyanna Parsons-Perez:

    My ears start popping. And it was like the building, we all just rocked back and forth, and then boom -- everything fell on us.

  4. Heather Lydia Thornhill:

    I have a soul small as a women but that soul is like popping candy tingling your tongue.

  5. 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.

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