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[vals] /vals/
noun, plural valses
[vals] /vals/ (Show IPA).
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  • Overhead he could still hear the music of the “valse Amoureuse,” the swell of voices.

    The Missioner E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Oh, I do certainly hope he plays that lovely valse Poupée as an encore!

    A Book of Burlesques H. L. Mencken
  • The hour for farewell struck, she gave him a rose, and he improvised a valse for her.

    Woman's Work in Music Arthur Elson
  • But he was lost upon the valse and struck languidly and out of time.

    Journeys to Bagdad Charles S. Brooks
  • For by this time the quadrille has come to an end, and a valse has struck up.

    Doctor Cupid Rhoda Broughton
  • Doll was engaged to Peggy for this valse, but he had forgotten it.

    A Devotee Mary Cholmondeley
  • She was so surprised that this "grave and reverend signor," as she called him, should be able to valse!

    The Reason Why Elinor Glyn
  • It is our valse, Althea, and I have been looking forward to it all the evening.

    Mollie's Prince Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • For piano there is a czardas, and a "valse 138 Élégante" for eight hands; it is more Viennese than Chopinesque.

  • "I should like one turn, just one turn of this valse," she pleaded.

    Ragna Anna Miller Costantini
British Dictionary definitions for valse


another word, esp used in the titles of some pieces of music, for waltz
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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