[ vals ]

noun,plural valses [vals]. /vals/. French.

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How to use valse in a sentence

  • The valse proper begins in a very pompous style, with right hand very staccato; all is exceedingly coquettish.

    Piano Mastery | Harriette Brower
  • Mr. Sherwood was fond of giving students the Josef Wieniawski valse, for brilliancy.

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  • I saw there madame de valse, a very handsome lady from Bohemia, who gave me a flattering reception.

  • The lascivious and hieratic dance, the dance of the seven veils, is represented by a valse lente.

    Musical Portraits | Paul Rosenfeld
  • It is also in tempo di valse that Chrysothemis declares her need of wifehood and motherhood.

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British Dictionary definitions for valse


/ French (vals) /

  1. another word, esp used in the titles of some pieces of music, for waltz

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