- the act of crossing over in style, usually with the intention of broadening the commercial appeal to a wider audience.
- music that crosses over in style, occasionally sharing attributes with several musical styles and therefore often appealing to a broader audience.
- a step in which dancers exchange places.
- a step involving partners in which the woman moves from one side of her partner to the other, crossing in front of him.
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Origin of crossover
Example sentences from the Web for crossover
As with the Cross-over, this movement is completed in eight bars.
In the first two bars partners cross exactly as in the Cross-over—right shoulder to right shoulder.
My dearest Mother,—The cake was delicious: it tasted of Blackdeep, and the cross-over will be most useful.More Pages from a Journal|Mark Rutherford
Well pull back to Janesburg and from there take the cross-over line and go on by the Northern Route.Ruth Fielding In the Saddle|Alice B. Emerson
The resulting percentages, or cross-over values, are used as measures of the distances between loci.Sex-linked Inheritance in Drosophila|Thomas Hunt Morgan
British Dictionary definitions for crossover
- another term for crossing over
- a chromosomal structure or character resulting from crossing over
Idioms and Phrases with crossover
Change from one field or affiliation to another, as in Graham Greene crossed over from the Anglican to the Roman Catholic Church, or If he doesn't run I'm going to cross over to the Democratic Party. [First half of 1900s]
Also, cross over to the other side. Die, as in It's a year since my grandmother crossed over to the other side. [c. 1930]