- a ballroom dance, in moderately fast triple meter, in which the dancers revolve in perpetual circles, taking one step to each beat.
- a piece of music for, or in the rhythm of, this dance.
- Informal. an easy victory or accomplishment: The game was a waltz—we won by four touchdowns. The math exam was a waltz.
- of, relating to, or characteristic of the waltz, as music, rhythm, or dance: waltz tempo.
- to dance or move in a waltz step or rhythm: an invitation to waltz.
- 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.
- to lead (a partner) in dancing a waltz.
- Informal. to move or lead briskly and easily: He waltzed us right into the governor's office.
- to fill (a period of time) with waltzing (often followed by away, through, etc.): They waltzed the night away.
Origin of waltz
Examples from the Web for waltzer
Contemporary Examples of waltzer
“We threw out a couple hundred pounds of fish, easily,” said Waltzer.New York’s Sushi Business Comes Back After Hurricane Sandy
November 6, 2012
Historical Examples of waltzer
A classic instance of this variety of tic is Ros., long known at Bictre as "the waltzer."Tics and Their Treatment
- a person who waltzes
- a fairground roundabout on which people are spun round and moved up and down as it revolves about a central axis
- a ballroom dance in triple time in which couples spin around as they progress round the room
- a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
- to dance or lead (someone) in or as in a waltzhe waltzed her off her feet
- (intr) to move in a sprightly and self-assured manner
- (intr) informal to succeed easily
Word Origin for waltz
1794, from waltz (n.). Meaning "to move nimbly" is recorded from 1862. Related: Waltzed; waltzing.
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."