Definitions for: Waltz


[n] a ballroom dance in triple time with a strong accent on the first beat
[n] music composed in triple time for waltzing
[v] dance a waltz



Webster (1913) Definition: Waltz, n. [G. walzer, from walzen to roll, revolve,
dance, OHG. walzan to roll; akin to AS. wealtan. See
Welter.]
A dance performed by two persons in circular figures with a
whirling motion; also, a piece of music composed in triple
measure for this kind of dance.


Waltz, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Waltzed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Waltzing.]
To dance a waltz.

Synonyms: valse, waltz around

See Also: ballroom dance, ballroom dancing, ballroom music, dance, dance music, danceroom music, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe

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Famous Quotes Containing Waltz:


Even though the National Guard and Army Reserve see combat today, it rankles me that people assume it was some kind of waltz in the park back then.

-- Larry David (American Actor)

Why waltz with a guy for 10 rounds if you can knock him out in one?

-- Rocky Marciano (American Athlete)

Some days I would be there at ten in the morning and wouldn't leave till ten at night, and the others would waltz in for a couple of hours and then leave, because I was doing that painting thing. And they were happy to see that being done.

-- Lindsey Buckingham (American Musician)

My kitchen linoleum is so black and shiny that I waltz while I wait for the kettle to boil. This pleasure is for the old who live alone.

-- Florida Scott-Maxwell (American Writer)

My most difficult thing so far, to be brutally honest, has been to waltz as if I knew what I was doing.

-- Richard Roxburgh (Australian Actor)

By the time The Band did The Last Waltz, the chemistry had changed, and it wasn't a thrill anymore to live that studio kind of life.

-- Levon Helm (American Musician)

I began to write a kind of waltz and in a little more than an hour I had the theme written.

-- Maurice Jarre (French Composer)


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