Definitions

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  • adj. Not dancing.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ dancing

Examples

  • Olcott wrote the lyrics to several sentimental ballads, including “My Wild Irish Rose” and “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling,” which came to symbolize the sober, romantic, chaste, and nondancing Irish who were invented to replace the white simians of old.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Sometimes he joined the group of dowagers and chaperons on the dais at the other end of the room, or leaned against the wall and talked with the nondancing men; and wherever he went she saw that he was received with that subtle empressement with which the children of Vanity

    Nell, of Shorne Mills or, One Heart's Burden

  • Later this young heroine and hero do meet a Sugar Plum Fairy - in this case, an exotically regal, nondancing one.

    NYT > Home Page

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