Definitions

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  • n. a ballroom dance in triple time with a strong accent on the first beat

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Examples

  • -- For a man to be fond of shuffling and twirling himself out of the dignity of step which nature gave him -- picking his way through a quadrille like a goose upon red hot bricks, or gyrating like a bad teetotum in what English fashionables are pleased to term a "valse" -- I never see a man thus occupied without a fervent desire to kick him.

    The International Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 1, August 1850 of Literature, Science and Art.

  • That it has been and why it has been called valse au petit chien need here only be recalled to the reader's recollection

    Frederic Chopin as a Man and Musician

  • a sort of slow valse, which is called the Habanera, and I was walking with my partner, a beautiful Spanish Mexican, with tiny feet, under the arcades which ran round the patio, when she pulled a straw-covered cigarette out of her pocket and lighted it.

    Memoirs (Vieux Souvenirs) of the Prince de Joinville

  • "valse" by Chopin, and followed it with a dashing galop by some unknown composer.

    Quincy Adams Sawyer and Mason's Corner Folks A Picture of New England Home Life

  • Jean-Paul Jamot : basse 12 1. There will never be another you 2. Swing 42 3. Manoir de mes reves 4. Dinette 5. Minor swing 6. Paris plage 7. Et maintenant 8. Quelle idee 9. Swing valse

    Angelo Debarre Ludovic Beier - Swing Rencontre ( 2002 ) | Happy Share

  • C'est l'occasion de me lancer dans un projet un peu plus à long terme que ce que je fais d'habitude, de m'entourer de personnes compétentes parce que finalement, je me rends compte que j'en connais une pile, et d'utiliser ma connaissance du milieu web/tech pour monter un programme qui non seulement tienne debout, mais danse la valse.

    Why Events? — Climb to the Stars

  • Monsieur Pernay spent an evening with me; and seeing the picture on the wall of Richard in Meccan costume, he asked me what it was; and on my telling him, he composed a valse on the spot, and called it “Richard in the Desert,” and said he should compose

    The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton

  • You may flirt and dance at sixty; and if you are awkward in the turn of a valse, you may put it down to the motion of the ship.

    John Caldigate

  • Muy mas clara que la luna; and she rewarded me by emitting a barbarous chant in a shrill, screechy voice; and finally, starting up, I danced for her benefit polka, mazurka, and valse, whistling and singing to my motions.

    Green Mansions

  • The curtain fell — the orchestra played a valse — and

    Bel Ami

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