verb (used without object)
- 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.
verb (used with object)
Origin of waltz
Examples from the Web for waltz
Contemporary Examples of waltz
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
September 4, 2014
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
March 21, 2014
Paul Wolfowitz lied airily about what a waltz it would all be.If We Stay Out of Syria, Assad Has Bush to Thank
September 4, 2013
Waltz eventually replaced DiCaprio in the role and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.2012’s Most Anticipated Movies: Dark Knight Rises, Hunger Games, More
January 4, 2012
Waltz and the other actors mentioned declined comment via their reps.Oscars' Effect on Stars' Careers
February 23, 2011
Historical Examples of waltz
She knew how to waltz and she could dance the polka and the schottishe.
He was wondering why the interest in the Gaelic language was not so strong as the interest in the waltz.
The trees of the forest seemed to waltz around me in mazy circles.
Jack De Baron would be there, and would want to know why she would not waltz.
You don't mean to say she ought to waltz, or dance stage dances?
Word Origin for waltz
dance performed to music in triple time, 1781, from German Waltzer, from walzen "to roll, dance," from Old High German walzan "to turn, roll," from Proto-Germanic *walt- (cf. Old Norse velta), from PIE root *wel- "to turn, revolve" (see volvox). Described in 1825 as "a riotous and indecent German dance."
1794, from waltz (n.). Meaning "to move nimbly" is recorded from 1862. Related: Waltzed; waltzing.