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ballroom dance

any of a variety of social or recreational dances performed by couples, as in a ballroom.
Origin of ballroom dance
First recorded in 1890-95
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ballroom dancing, noun Unabridged
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  • The only thing I could do, having been raised in enervating luxury, was ballroom dancing, so I ball-room danced.

    The Adventures of Sally P. G. Wodehouse
  • Did you and your husband attempt to resort again to your ballroom dancing?

    Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • I want an absolutely quiet room where I get no kitchen noises or ballroom dancing.

    A Court of Inquiry Grace S. Richmond
British Dictionary definitions for ballroom dancing

ballroom dancing

social dancing, popular since the beginning of the 20th century, to dances in conventional rhythms (ballroom dances) such as the foxtrot and the quickstep
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