What does tap dance mean?

Definitions for tap dance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tap dancing, tap dance(verb)

    a dance step tapped out audibly with the feet

  2. tap dance(verb)

    perform a tap dance


  1. tap dance(Noun)

    A rhythmic dance in which the heels and toes of the dancer's shoes make a series of clicks


  1. Tap dance

    Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sound of one's tap shoes hitting the floor as a percussive instrument. As such, it is also commonly considered to be a form of music. Two major variations on tap dance exist: rhythm tap and Broadway tap. Broadway tap focuses more on the dance. It is widely performed as a part of musical theater. Rhythm tap focuses more on musicality, and practitioners consider themselves to be a part of the Jazz tradition. The sound is made by shoes with a metal "tap" on the heel and toe. Tap shoes can be bought at most dance shops. There are different brands of shoes which sometimes differ in the way they sound. "Soft-Shoe" is a rhythm form of tap dancing that doesn't require special shoes, and while rhythm is generated by tapping of the feet, it also uses sliding of the feet more often than modern rhythm tap. It preceded what is currently considered to be modern tap, but has since declined in popularity.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tap dance in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tap dance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Whenever Buffett:

    At 85, I tap dance to work every day, it isn’t because they’ve cut off my social security or anything, it’s because I get to do what I love with people I love, and it doesn’t get any better than that.

  2. Samuel J. Wurzelbacher:

    You know, I’ve always wanted to ask one of these guys a question and really corner them and get them to answer a question for once instead of tap dancing around it. And unfortunately I asked the question, but I still got a tap dance. Almost as good as Sammy Davis Jr.

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