Synonyms of 'dance'
1 pranceDictionary, rock, tripThey like to dance to the music on the radio.
The cheerleaders pranced on the far side of the pitch.
His body rocked from side to side.
The sail of the little boat swung from one side to the other.
The people swayed back and forth with arms linked.
Guests bopped and jigged the night away to disco beat.
bob up and down
cut a rug (informal)
2 caperDictionary, trip, springHe danced off down the road.
The children were capering about, shouting and laughing.
They tripped along without a care in the world.
The lion roared once and sprang.
stamping their boots and jumping up and down to knock the snow off
He bounded up the steps and pushed the bell of the door.
The newsreels show him leaping into the air.
Moira bounced into the office.
I hopped down three steps.
She was skipping along the pavement.
Dogs romped happily in the garden.
Tourists sunbathe and frolic in the ocean.
children cavorting on the sand
children gambolling in the fields
3 sparkleDictionary, move, flashpatterns of light dancing on the river
His bright eyes sparkled.
Lightning flashed among the distant dark clouds.
The palace glittered with lights.
From the hotel window, they could see lights winking on the bay.
The lights shimmered on the water.
At night, lights twinkle in distant villages across the valleys.
The sea glinted in the sun.
The calm sea glistened in the sunlight.
related adjective Terpsichorean
related mania choreomania
There are many kinds of dances, but all those requiring the participation of the two sexes have two characteristics in common; they are conspicuously innocent, and warmly loved by the vicious – The Devil's Dictionary]Come, knit hands, and beat the ground,
In a light fantastic round – Comus]Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself – The Dance of Life]On with the dance! Let joy be unconfined;
No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet
To chase the glowing hours with flying feet – Childe Harold's Pilgrimage]
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Thesaurus for dance from the Collins English Thesaurus
When you dance , you move your body and feet in a way which follows a rhythm, usually in time to music.