from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A dance in 2/4 time, characterized by long, sliding steps.
  • noun The music for this dance.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A round dance, danced by couples, the partners moving together in a series of sliding steps in two-two time, the first step of each measure being longer than the second and termed a ‘slide.’
  • noun The music for such a dance, which is in duple or quadruple rhythm, not essentially different from a rapid march or quick-step.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun United States A kind of round dance in march or polka time; also, a piece of music for this dance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A ballroom dance in duple time, having long, sliding steps
  • noun A piece of music for this dance

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb dance the two-step
  • noun a ballroom dance in duple meter; marked by sliding steps


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