dance

[ dans, dahns ]
/ dæns, dɑns /

verb (used without object), danced, danc·ing.

verb (used with object), danced, danc·ing.

noun

Idioms

Origin of dance

1250–1300; (v.) Middle English da(u)ncen < Anglo-French dancer, dauncer, Old French dancier, perhaps < Old High German *dansjan to lead (someone) to a dance; (noun) Middle English da(u)nce < Anglo-French; Old French dance, derivative of dancier

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British Dictionary definitions for dance to another tune

dance

/ (dɑːns) /

verb

noun

Derived Forms

danceable, adjectivedancer, noundancing, noun, adjective

Word Origin for dance

C13: from Old French dancier
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Idioms and Phrases with dance to another tune (1 of 2)

dance to another tune


Change one's manner, behavior, or attitude. For example, He'll be dancing to another tune when he finds out that the board means business. Also see change one's tune.

Idioms and Phrases with dance to another tune (2 of 2)

dance


In addition to the idioms beginning with dance

  • dance attendance on
  • dance to another tune

also see:

  • lead a chase (dance)
  • song and dance
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