a dance in which the rhythm or rhythmical variation is audibly tapped out with the toe or heel by a dancer wearing shoes with special hard soles or with taps.
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Origin of tap dance
probably earlier than 1925–30
Words nearby tap dance
Definition for tap dance (2 of 2)
[ tap-dans, -dahns ]
/ ˈtæpˌdæns, -ˌdɑns /
verb (used without object), tap-danced, tap-danc·ing.
to perform a tap dance.
Origin of tap-dance
First recorded in 1925–30
OTHER WORDS FROM tap-dancetap-dancer, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for tap dance
Plus, Tina and Brittany got to make use of their tap-dance skills!
British Dictionary definitions for tap dance
a step dance in which the performer wears shoes equipped with taps that make a rhythmic sound on the stage as he dances
verb tap-dance (intr)
to perform a tap dance
Derived forms of tap dancetap-dancer, nountap-dancing, noun
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