Dance vs Caper - What's the difference?

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Dance is a related term of caper.


As verbs the difference between dance and caper

is that dance is while caper is to leap or jump about in a sprightly manner; to cut capers; to skip; to spring; to prance; to dance.

As a noun caper is

a frolicsome leap or spring; a skip; a jump, as in mirth or dancing; a prank or caper can be a vessel formerly used by the dutch; privateer or caper can be the pungent grayish green flower bud of the european and oriental caper (capparis spinosa ), which is pickled and eaten or caper can be (scotland) the capercaillie.

dance

English

Alternative forms

* daunce (obsolete)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A sequence of rhythmic steps or movements usually performed to music, for pleasure or as a form of social interaction.
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  • *:"I ought to arise and go forth with timbrels and with dances ; but, do you know, I am not inclined to revels? There has been a little—just a very little bit too much festivity so far …. Not that I don't adore dinners and gossip and dances; not that I do not love to pervade bright and glittering places."
  • A social gathering where dancing is the main activity.
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  • *:"I ought to arise and go forth with timbrels and with dances; but, do you know, I am not inclined to revels? There has been a little—just a very little bit too much festivity so far …. Not that I don't adore dinners and gossip and dances ; not that I do not love to pervade bright and glittering places."
  • (lb) A fess that has been modified to zig-zag across the center of a coat of arms from dexter to sinister.
  • A genre of modern music characterised by sampled beats, repetitive rhythms and few lyrics.
  • (lb) The art, profession, and study of dancing.
  • A piece of music with a particular dance rhythm.
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  • *:They stayed together during three dances , went out on to the terrace, explored wherever they were permitted to explore, paid two visits to the buffet, and enjoyed themselves much in the same way as if they had been school-children surreptitiously breaking loose from an assembly of grown-ups.
  • Hyponyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * dance music * dirty dance * fan dance * line dance * * war dance

    Verb

    (danc)
  • To move with rhythmic steps or movements, especially in time to music.
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  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=4 , passage=“Well,” I answered, at first with uncertainty, then with inspiration, “he would do splendidly to lead your cotillon, if you think of having one.” ¶ “So you do not dance , Mr. Crocker?” ¶ I was somewhat set back by her perspicuity.}}
  • To leap or move lightly and rapidly.
  • * Byron
  • Shadows in the glassy waters dance .
  • To perform the steps to.
  • To cause to dance, or move nimbly or merrily about.
  • * (William Shakespeare)
  • to dance our ringlets to the whistling wind
  • * (William Shakespeare)
  • Thy grandsire loved thee well; / Many a time he danced thee on his knee.

    Derived terms

    * dance attendance * dancer * dirty dance * line dance

    See also

    * * acrobatics * ballet * ballroom * disco * foxtrot * hiphop * jazz * modern * musical theatre * tap dancing * terpsichorean

    Anagrams

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    References

    1000 English basic words ----

    caper

    English

    (wikipedia caper)

    Etymology 1

    Shortening of capriole.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A frolicsome leap or spring; a skip; a jump, as in mirth or dancing; a prank.
  • A crime, especially theft, or a narrative about such a crime.
  • Derived terms
    * cut a caper

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To leap or jump about in a sprightly manner; to cut capers; to skip; to spring; to prance; to dance.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) kaper.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A vessel formerly used by the Dutch; privateer.
  • Etymology 3

    From (etyl) capparis.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The pungent grayish green flower bud of the European and Oriental caper (Capparis spinosa ), which is pickled and eaten.
  • A plant of the genus Capparis .
  • Synonyms
    * caper bush, caper tree, caperberry
    Derived terms
    * caperberry

    Etymology 4

    Shortening of capercaillie.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (Scotland) The capercaillie.
  • Anagrams

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