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

Origin of quickstep

First recorded in 1795–1805; quick + step
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  1. a modern ballroom dance in rapid quadruple time
  2. a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
verb -steps, -stepping or -stepped
  1. (intr) to perform this dance
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