tea dance
noun Date: 1885 a dance held in the late afternoon

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • tea dance — tea′ dance n. a dance held during afternoon teatime • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • tea dance — ☆ tea dance n. a dance held in the late afternoon, at teatime …   English World dictionary

  • tea dance — noun : a dance held in the late afternoon * * * a dance held at teatime. [1880 85] * * * tea dance noun A thé dansant • • • Main Entry: ↑tea * * * tea dance UK US noun [countable] [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tea dance — A tea dance, or thé dansant ( fr. literally dancing tea) is an afternoon or early evening dance. The function evolved from the concept of the afternoon tea, and traces its origin back to the French colonization of Morocco. [Pettigrew, J., 2001.… …   Wikipedia

  • tea dance — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms tea dance : singular tea dance plural tea dances an occasion where people have tea and dance in the afternoon …   English dictionary

  • tea dance — n. dansant, type of social event of drinking tea and dancing held in late afternoon, dance that takes place at teatime …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tea dance — noun a) A late afternoon or early evening dance, typically with a live orchestra (often referred to as a palm court orchestra) playing light classical music. b) Any late afternoon or early evening dance …   Wiktionary

  • tea dance — noun an occasion consisting of afternoon tea with dancing …   English new terms dictionary

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