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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a medieval dance in which a skeleton representing death leads a procession of others to the grave;
[syn: danse macabre, dance of death]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dance \Dance\, n. [F. danse, of German origin. See Dance, v. i.] 1. The leaping, tripping, or measured stepping of one who dances; an amusement, in which the movements of the persons are regulated by art, in figures and in accord with music. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) A tune by which dancing is regulated, as the minuet, the waltz, the cotillon, etc. [1913 Webster] Note: The word dance was used ironically, by the older writers, of many proceedings besides dancing. [1913 Webster] Of remedies of love she knew parchance For of that art she couth the olde dance. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Dance of Death (Art), an allegorical representation of the power of death over all, -- the old, the young, the high, and the low, being led by a dancing skeleton. Morris dance. See Morris. To lead one a dance, to cause one to go through a series of movements or experiences as if guided by a partner in a dance not understood. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

dance of death n 1: a medieval dance in which a skeleton representing death leads a procession of others to the grave [syn: danse macabre, dance of death]