Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Music rhythmically fitted and specially intended as an accompaniment for dancing.
  • noun Music rhythmically suitable for dancing, but not set to any particular kind of dance, as the mazurkas of Chopin.

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Examples

  • The event, coupled with the recent launch of his own label, Beats in Space Records, marks a period of expansion that could propel Mr. Sweeney into the pantheon of the world's dance-music purveyors.

    The Space Man Is On a Mission

  • The two-hour show highlights the latest in music emanating from the dance-music underground, and its guests range from former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy to Detroit techno godfathers Juan Atkins and Carl Craig to M.I.A. producer Diplo.

    The Space Man Is On a Mission

  • Here, he'll play a special Martin Luther King Day set at Francois K.'s celebrated dance-music event "Deep Space."

    Go Back to Those Gold Sounds

  • More than once a casual caller, hearing dance-music and the rhythmic pulse of feet, entered, only to find Harrington scraping away and the other two beating time or arguing noisily over a mooted step.

    The Wife of a King

  • From his base in San Francisco, he set up a record label, Dirtybird, that figures highly now in the global network of dance-music culture, and his reputation as a DJ and producer has swelled steadily over time.

    Radio City Hosts a Queen, Terminal 5 Rings the Bells

  • While dance-music purists were miffed, the album turned him into a genuine main-stage phenomenon.

    Fresh Life, New Horizons

  • There is nothing in the sphere of the sublime, that is so lowering as broken and agitated movement of language, such as is characteristic of pyrrhics and trochees and dichorees, which fall altogether to the level of dance-music.

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  • There is nothing in the sphere of the sublime, that is so lowering as broken and agitated movement of language, such as is characteristic of pyrrhics and trochees and dichorees, which fall altogether to the level of dance-music.

    On the Sublime

  • It's a tribute to Brazil at the electronic dance-music palace Pacha.

    Jamming on Rock and Gospel

  • More than once a casual caller, hearing dance-music and the rhythmic pulse of feet, entered, only to find Harrington scraping away and the other two beating time or arguing noisily over a mooted step.

    The Wife of a King

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