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Princeton's WordNet

  1. walk-in, waltznoun

    an assured victory (especially in an election)

  2. waltznoun

    music composed in triple time for waltzing

  3. waltz, valseverb

    a ballroom dance in triple time with a strong accent on the first beat

  4. waltz, waltz aroundverb

    dance a waltz


  1. waltznoun

    A ballroom dance in 3/4 time.

  2. waltznoun

    A piece of music for this dance (or in triple time).

  3. waltznoun

    A simple task.

  4. waltzverb

    To dance the waltz (with).

  5. waltzverb

    To accomplish a task with little effort.

  6. waltzverb

    To move briskly and unhesitatingly.

  7. waltzverb

    To move with fanfare.

  8. Etymology: Walzer, from walzen, from walzan, from walt-, from wel-.


  1. Waltz

    The waltz (from German Walzer [ˈvalt͡sɐ̯]), meaning "to roll or revolve") is a ballroom and folk dance, normally in triple (34 time), performed primarily in closed position.


  1. waltz

    A waltz is a type of elegant dance in triple time, performed primarily in closed position, by couples who rotate around each other as they proceed around the dance floor. The waltz is also known for its simple, flowing rhythm, usually marked by a strong accent on the first beat of each measure. Additionally, waltz can refer to a piece of music composed in triple time for this dance. The waltz originated in European countries such as Austria and Germany in the late 18th or early 19th century.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Waltznoun

    a dance performed by two persons in circular figures with a whirling motion; also, a piece of music composed in triple measure for this kind of dance

  2. Waltzverb

    to dance a waltz

  3. Etymology: [G. walzer, from walzen to roll, revolve, dance, OHG. walzan to roll; akin to AS. wealtan. See Welter.]


  1. Waltz

    The waltz is a ballroom and folk dance in triple time, performed primarily in closed position.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Waltz

    wawlts, n. a German national dance performed by two persons with a rapid whirling motion, introduced into England in 1813: the music for such.—v.i. to dance a waltz: (slang) to move trippingly.—ns. Waltz′er; Waltz′ing. [Ger. walzerwalzen, to roll.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Waltz

    From the German “Waltzer,” the name of the dance, and waltzen, to roll, relative to the revolutions made by the pairs of dancers.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. WALTZ

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Waltz is ranked #5131 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Waltz surname appeared 6,819 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Waltz.

    95.3% or 6,499 total occurrences were White.
    1.5% or 108 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.2% or 88 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 58 total occurrences were Black.
    0.5% or 40 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.3% or 26 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of waltz in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of waltz in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of waltz in a Sentence

  1. Former Sen. Bob Dole:

    I think she'd be a pretty easy target in the general, if we nominate the right person, if (Cruz) does it, I think she'll win in a waltz.

  2. Condoleezza Rice:

    We'll see what terms the Russians offer, and I'm sure that it's a good thing that they're going to talk. But if anything, what this may show is that Vladimir Putin expected an easy win here. He thought he would waltz into the capital, into Kyiv.In his own delusional rendering of history, Ukrainians and Russians are the same, and he would overthrow this government and might even be welcomed as a liberator. And of course, the reality has been something quite different.

  3. Diane Kruger:

    The funny part is that Quentin’s hands are in the close-up, but Quentin Tarantino said, ‘ [ Christoph Waltz is ] not going to do it right, it ’ll either be too much or too little. ’.

  4. David Nemeth:

    Sovereignty is visibly important to him, we can see he is not the kind who will waltz into the euro with his hands up, just to get it done at all costs.

  5. Vladimir Putin:

    It is well known to everyone that waltzes were not very well received in their time ; it was considered mauvais ton [ vulgar ] to dance a waltz. Then it became classic, in fact.

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