cakewalk
noun Date: 1874 1. a black American entertainment having a cake as prize for the most accomplished steps and figures in walking 2. a stage dance developed from walking steps and figures typically involving a high prance with backward tilt 3. a. a one-sided contest b. an easy task • cakewalk intransitive verbcakewalker noun

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  • Cakewalk — This article is about the form of music and dance. For the musical notation program, see Cakewalk (sequencer). For other meanings, see Cakewalk (disambiguation). Infobox Music genre bgcolor=goldenrod color=white name=Cakewalk stylistic… …   Wikipedia

  • Cakewalk — Der Cakewalk ist ein Gesellschaftstanz, der um 1850 entstand und zunächst Chalk Line Walk (englisch für „Kreideliniengang“) genannt wurde. Von 1895 bis 1905 wurde der Tanz dann auf der Grundlage von Ragtime Musik als Cakewalk zum bekannten… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • cakewalk — cakewalker, n. /kayk wawk /, n. 1. (formerly) a promenade or march, of black American origin, in which the couples with the most intricate or eccentric steps received cakes as prizes. 2. a dance with a strutting step based on this promenade. 3.… …   Universalium

  • cakewalk — noun a) A contest in which cake was offered for the best dancers. Just as common as she is, a cakewalk sort of a name. b) The style of music associated with such a contest. Nah. The first step’s a cakewalk. We can beat the hell out of a… …   Wiktionary

  • cakewalk — cake|walk [ˈkeıkwo:k US wo:k] n [singular] [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: cakewalk walking competition with a cake as first prize (19 20 centuries)] AmE informal a very easy thing to do, or a very easy victory = ↑piece of cake ▪ The game was a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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