break dance
break dancing reak" danc`ing n. a type of solo dancing in which the dancer performs elaborate footwork, pantomime, and various acrobatic movements, such as spinning head stands or spinning on the back, and usually containing much improvization. It was first performed by male teenagers in the 1970's, in small informal groups on the streets, and is often performed to the accompaniment of rap music or other rock music with a rapid, strong beat. -- {break" dance`}, n. -- {break" dan`cer}, n. [PJC]

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  • break-dance — verb do a break dance Kids were break dancing at the street corner • Syn: ↑break dance, ↑break • Derivationally related forms: ↑break dance (for: ↑break dance) …   Useful english dictionary

  • break dance — I noun a form of solo dancing that involves rapid acrobatic moves in which different parts of the body touch the ground; normally performed to the rhythm of rap music • Syn: ↑break dancing • Hypernyms: ↑dancing, ↑dance, ↑terpsichore, ↑saltation …   Useful english dictionary

  • break-dance — break dan·ce s.f.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} danza originaria dei quartieri negri di New York caratterizzata da movimenti del corpo a scatti ed evoluzioni acrobatiche, diffusasi negli anni Ottanta Sinonimi: breaking. {{line}} {{/line}} DATA:… …   Dizionario italiano

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  • break dance — v. perform break dancing (dance style involving physical contortions and acrobatics usually performed to rap music) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • break dance — to perform break dancing. Also, break. * * * …   Universalium

  • break-dance — verb see break dancing …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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