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hesitation waltz

a waltz based on the frequent use of a step that consists of a pause and glide.
Origin of hesitation waltz
First recorded in 1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • She said that he must do the hesitation waltz as other people were doing.

    The House by the River A. P. Herbert
  • Well, ring us up if you find the chairs doing a fox trot or hesitation waltz in the middle of the night, suggested Walter.

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