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 Dictionary entry overview: What does social dancing mean? 

  The noun SOCIAL DANCING has 1 sense:

1. dancing as part of a social occasion

  Familiarity information: SOCIAL DANCING used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Dancing as part of a social occasion

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Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("social dancing" is a kind of...):

dance; dancing; saltation; terpsichore (taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "social dancing"):

jitterbug (a jerky American dance that was popular in the 1940s)

ballroom dance; ballroom dancing (any of a variety of social dances performed by couples in a ballroom)

twist (social dancing in which couples vigorously twist their hips and arms in time to the music; was popular in the 1960s)

tarantella; tarantelle (a lively whirling Italian dance for two persons)

stomp (a dance involving a rhythmical stamping step)

shimmy (lively dancing (usually to ragtime music) with much shaking of the shoulders and hips)

shag (a lively dance step consisting of hopping on each foot in turn)

habanera (a Cuban dance in duple time)

gavotte (an old formal French dance in quadruple time)

flamenco; gypsy dancing (a style of dancing characteristic of the Andalusian Gypsies; vigorous and rhythmic with clapping and stamping of feet)

fandango (a provocative Spanish courtship dance in triple time; performed by a man and a woman playing castanets)

lindy; lindy hop (an energetic American dance that was popular in the 1930s (probably named for the aviator Charles Lindbergh))

folk dance; folk dancing (a style of dancing that originated among ordinary people (not in the royal courts))

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