- to move breezily or casually: to waltz in late for dinner.
- to progress easily or successfully (often followed by through): to waltz through an exam.
Origin of waltz
OTHER WORDS FROM waltzwaltzer, nounwaltzlike, adjective
Words nearby waltz
How to use waltz in a sentence
A memorable one was organized in part by opera star Beverly Sills in 1978 and involved a lot of waltzes and fox trots.Not all presidents’ dance skills are created equal|Bonnie Berkowitz, Joanne Lee|January 21, 2021|Washington Post
The former first lady Michelle Obama waltzed into today’s inauguration wearing a Sergio Hudson trench coat 3-piece-set.Shop Michelle Obama’s Sergio Hudson Inauguration Look|Nandi Howard|January 20, 2021|Essence.com
Florida learned a thing or two over the weekend about assuming you can just waltz in and win.
Four plays later, Wayne Gallman waltzed untouched into the end zone for a two-yard touchdown.Four takeaways from Washington’s 23-20 loss to the Giants|Scott Allen|November 8, 2020|Washington Post
Doc Rivers was fired Monday as head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers, after their expected waltz to the championship went up in smoke.
I think people think that I would just wake up in the morning and do Bollywood or the waltz, things I had never done before.'So You Think You Can Dance' Winner Ricky Ubeda Is Adorable, and Tired|Kevin Fallon|September 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Imagine live performances that feel like The Last Waltz and mob scenes that feel like Goodfellas.‘Jersey Boys’ Proves Clint Eastwood is Hollywood’s Most Overrated Director|Andrew Romano|June 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Take, for example, the simple chuckle of seeing Christoph Waltz do the waltz, a seconds-long, perfect cameo.‘Muppets Most Wanted’ Is a Perfect (Utterly Silly) Muppet Movie|Kevin Fallon|March 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Later—especially on The Last Waltz—Robbie became a bit of a showboat.
Before the Flood (1974) and The Last Waltz (recorded 1976) have their partisans.
She played very well, keeping excellent waltz time and infusing an expression into the strains which was indeed inspiring.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
At this moment the strains of Arditi's immortal waltz, "Il Bacio," resounded through the place.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
As soon, however, as T. or anybody thrums a waltz on the piano, he instantly throws himself into the attitude to dance.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
For the first time in his life Gwynne felt self-conscious in putting his arm about a woman's waist for the waltz.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
When the waltz is over they stroll out with them into the garden, and order wine, and talk of changing their steamer date.The Real Latin Quarter|F. Berkeley Smith