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waltz (wɔːls



  1. a ballroom dance in triple time in which couples spin around as they progress round the room
  2. a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance



  1. to dance or lead (someone) in or as in a waltz   ⇒  ■ he waltzed her off her feet
  2. (intransitive) to move in a sprightly and self-assured manner
  3. (intransitive) (informal) to succeed easily

Derived Forms

ˈwaltzˌlike  adjective

Word Origin

C18: from German Walzer, from Middle High German walzen to roll; compare welter

Translations for 'waltz'

  • British English: waltz A waltz is a piece of music which people can dance to....Tchaikovsky's `Waltz of the Flowers'.wɔːls NOUNmusic
  • Arabic: رَقْصَةُ الفَالْس
  • Brazilian Portuguese: valsa
  • Chinese: 华尔兹
  • Croatian: valcer
  • Czech: valčík
  • Danish: vals
  • Dutch: walsmuziek
  • European Spanish: vals
  • Finnish: valssi
  • French: valse
  • German: Walzer Walzer
  • Greek: βαλς
  • Italian: valzer
  • Japanese: ワルツ
  • Korean: 왈츠
  • Norwegian: vals
  • Polish: walc
  • Portuguese: valsa
  • Romanian: vals valsuri
  • Russian: вальс
  • Spanish: vals
  • Swedish: valsdans
  • Thai: การเต้นรำจังหวะวอลทซ์
  • Turkish: vals
  • Ukrainian: вальс
  • Vietnamese: điệu waltz
  • British English: waltz If you waltz with someone, you dance a waltz with them.`Waltz with me,' he said, taking her hand.wɔːls VERB
  • Arabic: يَرْقُصُ الفَالْس
  • Brazilian Portuguese: dançar valsa
  • Chinese: 跳华尔兹舞
  • Croatian: plesati valcer
  • Czech: tančit valčík zatančit valčík
  • Danish: danse vals
  • Dutch: walsen
  • European Spanish: bailar el vals
  • Finnish: tanssia valssia
  • French: valser
  • German: Walzer tanzen
  • Greek: βαλσάρω
  • Italian: ballare il valzer
  • Japanese: ワルツを踊る
  • Korean: 왈츠를 추다
  • Norwegian: danse vals
  • Polish: zatańczyć walca tańczyć walca
  • Portuguese: dançar a valsa
  • Romanian: a valsa
  • Russian: вальсировать
  • Spanish: bailar el vals
  • Swedish: dansa vals
  • Thai: เต้นรำจังหวะวอลทซ์
  • Turkish: vals yapmak
  • Ukrainian: вальсувати
  • Vietnamese: nhảy điệu waltz
  • British English: waltz A waltz is a dance in which two people hold each other and move around the floor doing special steps in time to waltz music. NOUNThe dance instructor taught the foxtrot, the tango, and the waltz.dance
  • Brazilian Portuguese: valsa
  • Chinese: 华尔兹舞华華尔爾兹舞
  • European Spanish: vals
  • French: valse
  • German: Walzer
  • Italian: valzer
  • Japanese: ワルツ
  • Korean: 왈츠
  • Portuguese: valsa
  • Spanish: vals

Example Sentences Including 'waltz'

I want to give her a huge hug and waltz her around the room.
Alex George LOVE YOU MADLY (2002)
Momma and Tony took the center of the dance floor and the orchestra began to play a waltz.
Andrews, Virginia Web of Dreams
He lackadaisically watched the efforts of a couple of professional dancers, demonstrating an old-time waltz.
Maclean, Alistair The Lonely Sea


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