quickstep

[ kwik-step ]
/ ˈkwɪkˌstɛp /

noun

(formerly) a lively step used in marching.
music adapted to such a march, or in a brisk march rhythm.
a lively step or combination of steps in ballroom dancing.

Nearby words

  1. quickly,
  2. quickness,
  3. quicksand,
  4. quickset,
  5. quicksilver,
  6. quickthorn,
  7. quickwater,
  8. quid,
  9. quid pro quo,
  10. quidde

Origin of quickstep

First recorded in 1795–1805; quick + step

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British Dictionary definitions for quickstep

quickstep

/ (ˈkwɪkˌstɛp) /

noun

a modern ballroom dance in rapid quadruple time
a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance

verb -steps, -stepping or -stepped

(intr) to perform this dance
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