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Definition of the noun waltz

What does waltz mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: waltzes

  1. an assured victory (especially in an election)
  2. music composed in triple time for waltzing
  3. a ballroom dance in triple time with a strong accent on the first beat
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of waltz: valse
    • more generic terms: ballroom dance / ballroom dancing = any of a variety of social dances performed by couples in a ballroom

Alternative definition of the noun waltz


  1. a ballroom dance in 3/4 time
  2. a piece of music for this dance (or in triple time)
  3. [informal] a simple task

Specialised definition of the noun waltz

Glossary of sports / figure skating

a jump executed by taking off from a front outside edge, performing a half-revolution and landing on the back outside edge of the other skate (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

a simple jump, for beginners, in which takeoff is from the forward outside edge and the landing is on the back outside edge of the other foot, after a half revolution in the air

Definition of the verb waltz

What does waltz mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: waltzed | waltzing | waltzes

  1. dance a waltz
    • example: Sam and Sue waltz
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Adjective]He waltzed her dizzy
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] to / into [Oblique, state]He waltzed her to exhaustion
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Path Preposition] [Location]He waltzed her across the floor
      [Theme - being] [Verb]They waltzed
      [Theme - being] [Verb] [Oblique 1] to / into [Oblique 2, state]She waltzed herself to sickness
      [Theme - being] [Verb] [Oblique 1] [Path Preposition] [Oblique 2]She waltzed the soles off her shoes
      [Theme - being] [Verb] [Path Preposition] [Location]They waltzed across the room

      Verbs of Motion (with the same syntax): boogie, bop, cancan, clog, conga, dance, foxtrot, jig, jitterbug, jive, pirouette, polka, quickstep, rumba, samba, shuffle, tango, tapdance.

    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonym of waltz: waltz around
    • more generic terms: dance / trip the light fantastic / trip the light fantastic toe = move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment

Alternative definition of the verb waltz


  1. [intransitive, transitive] To dance the waltz (with).
  2. [informal] To accomplish a task with little effort.[rfex]
  3. [intransitive, transitive] To move briskly and unhesitatingly.
  4. [transitive] To move with fanfare.


  1. Waltz is a musical group.
    • album: "The Fox and the Lonely Emperor"
  2. Waltz is a musical group.
    • album: "Vanish / Childish Quarrel"

There are other groups with in their name, like Majdanek Waltz, Psychotic Waltz, Waltz for Debbie, The Last Waltz Ensemble, Arabian Waltz feat. Dunia, Waltz for the Pristine Lovers and Mark O'Connor's Appalachia Waltz Trio.


  1. "Waltz" is an EP released by the Australian indie rock band Augie March. It was first released in 1999. It includes the first appearance of the band's early hit "Asleep in Perfection". A music video was also issued for the closing track, "The Moth Ball".
  2. "Waltz" is a musical single of Suneohair.
    • also known as ワルツ
    • released on (9 years ago)
  3. "Waltz" is a musical album of AG Flek.
    • released in (16 years ago)


  1. Waltz is a tv program.
  2. "Waltz" a.k.a. "Vals" is a 2002 short film produced by Viktor Izvekov and directed by Edgar Bartenev.
    • read more about Vals


  1. The waltz is a smooth, progressive ballroom and folk dance, normally in triple time, performed primarily in closed position.
    • also known as 圓舞曲
  2. Waltz is one of the five dances in the Standard category of the International Style ballroom dances. It was previously referred to as Slow Waltz or English Waltz.

Phrases with Waltz

  1. waltz around
  2. Waltz Matilda
  3. Viennese Waltz

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Waltz

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Google previewThe Complete Idiot's Guide to Ballroom Dancing (2002)

by Jeff Allen

The Viennese Waltz is the oldest of all the partnered dances and is included in the American smooth complement of dances.

Google previewMichael Nyman: Collected Writings (2016)

by Pwyll ap Siôn

Thus Waltz is the temporal extension of a single sound, different only in method and result from all the other procedural devices for objectifying sound that have been developed since Cage's chance methods of the 1950s. But if, as Michael ...

Google previewBallroom Dancing: Learn Romantic Ballroom Dance Steps & Types of Dance to Ignite the Passion (2013)

by Desiree Victoria Carey, Malibu Publishing

Before the Hesitation, dancing the Waltz was pretty much an endurance test with the couples dancing in one direction then reversing direction when they became dizzy. The Waltz is an easy dance to master and has a grace and elegance that ...

Google previewVanity Fair (浮華世界) (2011)

by William Makepeace Thackeray

舞蹈 The WALTZ is a beautiful dance.

Google previewEquality (平等) (2011)

by Edward Bellamy

舞蹈 The WALTZ is a beautiful dance. (華爾滋是美妙的舞蹈) v. 英檢初級 bundle ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Power (2011)

by Keith Dowding

Waltz is the author of two books— Man, the State and War (1959) and Theory of International Politics (1979)—that have made him one of the most cited, and controversial, authors in the field of international relations. In Man, the ...

Google previewHollywood Shack Job (2006)

Rock Music in Film and on Your Screen by Harvey Kubernik

Last Waltz is that we got to use this other Dylan song, "Hazel." We had to make sacrifices originally, obviously, in the movie, because it's a movie, and you have to edit a movie so it plays.

Google previewUniversity Musical Encyclopedia (1914)

by Louis Charles Elson

Germany developed the waltz, which was popular by Mozart's time, and much the same as the rustic "Laendler." For a time the waltz was known as the "Deutsche," or German, and our use of "German" for cotillion probably came from this fact.

Google previewThe Herbal Encyclopedia (2004)

A Practical Guide to the Many Uses of Herbs by Lisa R. Waltz

Waltz. greens, whole grains, and legumes (beans, peas, etc,—that can include things such as hummus). Pay attention to getting enough calcium in your diet to promote healthy bones and ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Musicians and Bands on Film (2016)

by Melissa U. D. Goldsmith, Paige A. Willson, Anthony J. Fonseca

A Waltz by Strauss or As Long as Strauss Waltzes Are Heard (1931, Germany, So lang' noch ein Walzer vom Straußerklingt) Johann Strauss II—The Eternal Waltz (1954, West Germany, Ewiger Walzer); The Great ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of World Folk Dance (2016)

by Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Walther, Johann Gottfried, 274 waltz, xxiv, 5, 14–15, 18, ...

Google previewThe American History and Encyclopedia of Music ... (1910)

by Edward Dickinson, George Whitfield Andrews, Arthur Foote, Janet M. Green, Emil Liebling, Josephine Thrall

waltz on the drehtanz, or turning dance, a modified form of those old country dances in which the couples stand face to face, or hold one another by one hand only. As a fashionable dance, the waltz appeared in the Eighteenth Century in ...

Google previewThe Harvard Dictionary of Music (2003)

by Don Michael Randel

Waltz [Ger. Walzer, fr. walzen, to turn about: Fr. valse; It. vaher; Sp. vals]. A couple dance in triple time, popular in various versions since the late 1 8th century. The waltz is the most long-lived and continuously favored among modern ballroom ...

Google previewThe NPR Listener's Encyclopedia of Classical Music (2006)

by Theodore Libbey

The waltz was an urban offshoot of 18th-century country dances such as the LANDLER and Deutscher of southern Germany, Austria, and Bohemia, and quickly became a craze after emerging in Vienna early in the 19th century. Part of its ...

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Quotes about Waltz

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)
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Scrabble value of W4A1L1T1Z10

The value of this 5-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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