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)
- walton and weybridge,
- walton, izaak,
- walton, sam,
- walton, sir william turner,
- waltz matilda,
- waltzed flap,
- walvis bay
Origin of waltz
Examples from the Web for 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|Kevin Fallon|September 4, 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
Paul Wolfowitz lied airily about what a waltz it would all be.
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|Marlow Stern|January 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Waltz and the other actors mentioned declined comment via their reps.
The music has changed and some of the five hundred present are swinging in the waltz.Twenty Years in Europe|Samuel H. M. Byers
I engage Madeleine for the first quadrille, and Bertha for the first waltz.Fairy Fingers|Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
She jumped out of bed and, humming a popular tune, danced a waltz for them in her nightgown.Comrade Yetta|Albert Edwards
In a remote corner a band of mandolins and guitars played the long, sweeping, mad melody of a Spanish waltz.The Third Violet|Stephen Crane
The last objection swept away, Fernando began secretly to take lessons in the waltz, cotillon and other dances of the day.Sustained honor|John R. Musick,
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.