how to pronounce dance


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the above transcription of dance is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

dance is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of dance in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… flexibility to go to a dance class or to …”

meanings of dance


  1. A sequence of rhythmic steps or movements usually performed to music, for pleasure or as a form of social interaction.
  2. The art, profession, and study of dancing.
  3. A social gathering where dancing is the main activity.
  4. A genre of modern music characterised by sampled beats, repetitive rhythms and few lyrics.
  5. A battle of wits, especially one commonly fought between two rivals.
  6. A normally horizontal stripe called a fess that has been modified to zig-zag across the center of a coat of arms from dexter to sinister.
  7. Any strenuous or difficult movement, action, or task.
  8. A piece of music with a particular dance rhythm.


  1. To cause to dance, or move nimbly or merrily about.
  2. To make love or have sex.
  3. To move with rhythmic steps or movements, especially in time to music.
  4. To perform the steps to.
  5. To leap or move lightly and rapidly.


  1. A surname​.

dance frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word dance occurs in english on average 87 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics dance can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that dance can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to dance


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