Dance vs Minuet - What's the difference?

dance | minuet |


As nouns the difference between dance and minuet

is that dance is a sequence of rhythmic steps or movements usually performed to music, for pleasure or as a form of social interaction while minuet is a slow graceful dance consisting of a , a high step, and a balance.

As a verb dance

is to move with rhythmic steps or movements, especially in time to music.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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

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    References

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    minuet

    English

    (wikipedia minuet)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A slow graceful dance consisting of a , a high step, and a balance.
  • (music) A tune or air to regulate the movements of the minuet dance: it has the dance form, and is commonly in , measure.
  • (music) A complete short musical composition inspired by and conforming to many formal characteristics of the traditional musical accompaniment to the dance of same name.
  • (music) A movement which is part of a longer musical composition such as a suite, sonata, or symphony which is inspired by and conforming to formal characteristics of the dance of same name.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To dance a minuet .
  • * 1838 , , A Voyage Round the World , page 318,
  • After he had raved his time upon the stage, the ladies and knights again minueted for an hour, and again gave place.
  • * 1840 , "An Officer of the U. S. Navy," Around the World: A Narrative of a Voyage in the East India Squadron, Under Commodore George C. Read , page 163,
  • Within the same circle with the pigeons, were beautiful albatrosses, poising and minueting with them in the most pleasing fellowship.
  • * 2001 , Tony Sharp, Pleasure and Ambition: The Life, Loves and Wars of Augustus the Strong , page 185,
  • This set the pattern for four years, as the two monarchs minueted around the vast Commonwealth, never again to face each other personally in battle.

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