break dancer

break dancer
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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • break-dancer — noun see break dancing * * * ˈbreak dancer ; noun Main entry: ↑break dancingderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • break-dancer — break danc·er …   English syllables

  • break-dancer — noun see break dancing …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • break dancer — See breakdance. * * * …   Universalium

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