tap dance

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  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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Other definitions for tap-dance (2 of 2)

[ tap-dans, -dahns ]

verb (used without object),tap-danced, tap-danc·ing.
  1. to perform a tap dance.

Origin of tap-dance

First recorded in 1925–30

Other words from tap-dance

  • tap-dancer, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for tap dance

tap dance

  1. a step dance in which the performer wears shoes equipped with taps that make a rhythmic sound on the stage as he dances

verbtap-dance (intr)
  1. to perform a tap dance

Derived forms of tap dance

  • tap-dancer, noun
  • tap-dancing, noun

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