tap-dance

[tap-dans, -dahns]

Origin of tap-dance

First recorded in 1925–30
Related formstap-danc·er, noun

tap dance

noun
  1. 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.

Origin of tap dance

probably earlier than 1925–30
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tap dance

noun
  1. 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)
  1. to perform a tap dance
Derived Formstap-dancer, nountap-dancing, noun
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