dance music

Definitions of dance music
  1. noun
    music to dance to
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    beguine
    music written in the bolero rhythm of the beguine dance
    bolero
    music written in the rhythm of the bolero dance
    carioca
    music composed for dancing the carioca
    conga
    music composed for dancing the conga
    flamenco
    guitar music composed for dancing the flamenco
    gavotte
    music composed in quadruple time for dancing the gavotte
    habanera
    music composed in duple time for dancing the habanera
    hornpipe
    music for dancing the hornpipe
    gigue, jig
    music in three-four time for dancing a jig
    landler
    music in triple time for dancing the landler
    mazurka
    music composed for dancing the mazurka
    minuet
    a stately piece of music composed for dancing the minuet; often incorporated into a sonata or suite
    paso doble
    music in march time composed for dancing the paso doble; often played at bull fights
    pavan, pavane
    music composed for dancing the pavane
    polka
    music performed for dancing the polka
    quadrille
    music for dancing the quadrille
    reel
    music composed for dancing a reel
    rhumba, rumba
    syncopated music in duple time for dancing the rumba
    samba
    music composed for dancing the samba
    saraband
    music composed for dancing the saraband
    tango
    music written in duple time for dancing the tango
    tarantella
    music composed in six-eight time for dancing the tarantella
    techno
    a style of fast heavy electronic dance music usually without vocals
    waltz
    music composed in triple time for waltzing
    rag, ragtime
    music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)
    jazz
    a style of dance music popular in the 1920s; similar to New Orleans jazz but played by large bands
    kwela
    a kind of danceable music popular among black South Africans; includes a whistle among its instruments
    type of:
    music
    an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
  2. noun
    a genre of popular music composed for ballroom dancing
    synonyms: ballroom music, danceroom music
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    type of:
    popular music, popular music genre
    any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time)
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