toe dance
noun Date: 1898 a dance executed on the tips of the toes by means of a ballet slipper with a reinforced toe • toe-dance intransitive verbtoe dancer nountoe dancing noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • toe dance — n. a dance performed on the tips of the toes, as in ballet toe dance vi. toe danced, toe dancing toe dancer n …   English World dictionary

  • toe-dance — toe dancer. /toh dans , dahns /, v.i., toe danced, toe dancing. to perform a toe dance. [v. use of n. phrase TOE DANCE] * * * …   Universalium

  • toe dance — toe′ dance n. a dance performed on the tips of the toes • Etymology: 1930–35 toe′ dance , v.i. danced, danc•ing. toe′ danc er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • toe-dance — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ intransitive verb Etymology: toe dance : to dance a toe dance • toe dancer noun * * * toe dancer. /toh dans , dahns /, v.i., toe danced, toe dancing. to perform a toe dance. [v. use of n. phrase TOE DANCE] …   Useful english dictionary

  • toe dance — noun a dance performed on tiptoe • Syn: ↑toe dancing • Hypernyms: ↑dancing, ↑dance, ↑terpsichore, ↑saltation * * * noun : a dance executed on the tips of the toes * * * a dance performed on the tips of t …   Useful english dictionary

  • toe-dance — intransitive verb see toe dance …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • toe dance — ballet dance; dance ballet, dance while on one s toes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • toe dance — a dance performed on the tips of the toes. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • dance — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Motion to music Nouns 1. dance, dancing; ball, formal, tea dance, thé dansant, cotillion, promenade, dinner dance; masquerade, masked ball, bal masqué, fancy dress ball. Informal, drag, hop, prom, mixer …   English dictionary for students

  • toe — I. noun Etymology: Middle English to, from Old English tā; akin to Old High German zēha toe Date: before 12th century 1. a. (1) one of the terminal members of the vertebrate foot (2) the fore end of a foot or hoof b. a terminal segment of a limb… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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