verb (used without object), pranced, pranc·ing.
verb (used with object), pranced, pranc·ing.
Origin of prance
Examples from the Web for prance
Last July, for the first time in nearly a decade, Joanna Rohrback discovered that she could prance once more.‘Prancercise’ Creator on Her ‘Wacky’ Workout and Being Too Famous to Prancercise|Winston Ross|May 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But the orator struck his breast; he seemed to prance between his two supporters.Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard|Joseph Conrad
Prance was to go about his peaceful trade till Bedloe gave him the cue.The Path of the King|John Buchan
The vanity of a man of forty is generally a steed broken to harness; it will not prance far into the unknown.Aliens|William McFee
I leave it to Guise, Clarke, and the other light Horse, to prance down for a day or two.
His spirit seemed to prance with joy like the horse beneath him.The False Chevalier|William Douw Lighthall
- (of a horse) to move with high lively springing steps
- to ride a horse that moves in this way
Word Origin for prance
late 14c., originally of horses, of unknown origin, perhaps related to Middle English pranken "to show off," from Middle Dutch pronken "to strut, parade" (see prank); or perhaps from Danish dialectal prandse "to go in a stately manner." Klein suggests Old French paravancier. Related: Pranced; prancing. As a noun from 1751, from the verb.