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waltz



Pronunciation: (wôlts), [key]
n.
1. a ballroom dance, in moderately fast triple meter, in which the dancers revolve in perpetual circles, taking one step to each beat.
2. a piece of music for, or in the rhythm of, this dance.
3. Informal.an easy victory or accomplishment: The game was a waltz—we won by four touchdowns. The math exam was a waltz.

adj.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the waltz, as music, rhythm, or dance: waltz tempo.

v.i.
1. to dance or move in a waltz step or rhythm: an invitation to waltz.
2. Informal.
a. to move breezily or casually: to waltz in late for dinner.
b. to progress easily or successfully (often fol. by through): to waltz through an exam.

v.t.
1. to lead (a partner) in dancing a waltz.
2. Informal.to move or lead briskly and easily: He waltzed us right into the governor's office.
3. to fill (a period of time) with waltzing (often fol. by away, through, etc.): They waltzed the night away.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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