waltz

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v waltz dance a waltz
    • n waltz a ballroom dance in triple time with a strong accent on the first beat
    • n waltz music composed in triple time for waltzing
    • n waltz an assured victory (especially in an election)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Waltz A dance performed by two persons in circular figures with a whirling motion; also, a piece of music composed in triple measure for this kind of dance.
    • v. i Waltz To dance a waltz.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n waltz Arouud dance, probably of Bohe mian origin, which has been extraordinarily popular since the latter part of the eighteenth century. It is danced by couples, the partners in each couple moving together in a series of whirling steps—either advancing continuously in the same direction, or varying this with “reversing” or turning the opposite way. The regular form of the waltz is known as the trois temps—the more rapid form deux-temps containing six steps to every two of the other. The derivation of the waltz is disputed, the French often claiming its descent from the volta, and the Germans from the allemande; but it is probably a development of the slow and simple länd ler. Its popularity has decidedly overshadowed that of all other fashionable dances.
    • n waltz Music for such a dance, or in its rhythm, which is triple and moderately quick. Waltzes are usually made up of sections of eight or sixteen measures. Several such sections are often written to be per formed in succession, and are then provided with an in troduction and a coda.
    • waltz To dance a waltz, or in the movement or step of a waltz.
    • waltz To move lightly or trippingly or swiftly as in a waltz: as, the young people waltzed into the room.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Waltz wawlts a German national dance performed by two persons with a rapid whirling motion, introduced into England in 1813: the music for such
    • v.i Waltz to dance a waltz:
    • v.i Waltz (slang) to move trippingly
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
G. walzer, from walzen, to roll, revolve, dance, OHG. walzan, to roll; akin to AS. wealtan,. See Welter

Usage

In literature:

He waltzes beautifully, if I remember right; and I thought him rather a well-meaning young man.
"Vixen, Volume II." by M. E. Braddon
There was an eager movement along the rows of seats by young fellows who sought partners for the waltz.
"Children of the Desert" by Louis Dodge
The orchestra began a waltz that set his heart singing.
"The Trail of the Hawk" by Sinclair Lewis
The women waltzed well.
"Borneo and the Indian Archipelago" by Frank S. Marryat
Emma did not know how to waltz.
"Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert
Cousin George waltzed well.
"Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite" by Anthony Trollope
I was so afraid I should prove very stupid, I know so little about the waltz.
"Under Fire" by Frank A. Munsey
These waltzes had a good sale, and added much to the composer's reputation.
"Music and Some Highly Musical People" by James M. Trotter
I have not enjoyed such a waltz since I left Cuba.
"Moods" by Louisa May Alcott
I fancy there was something uncommon in my style of waltzing that attracted attention.
"The Land of Thor" by J. Ross Browne
Why, didn't they waltz all the waltzes at the party last week?...
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
Liszt's "Mephisto Waltz" given in Brooklyn, N. Y., by Theodore Thomas.
"Annals of Music in America" by Henry Charles Lahee
A good waltz and a good hymn are just as acceptable to the powers above.
"The Lonely Way--Intermezzo--Countess Mizzie" by Arthur Schnitzler
An ordinary waltz; Yet distance gives it dignity.
"L'Aiglon" by Edmond Rostand
There had been a lull in the music, but it struck up again now, and the saloons reverberated with a stirring waltz.
"A Noble Woman" by Ann S. Stephens
Until the sixth number, the waltzes and two-steps were all his.
"The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories" by Charles Weathers Bump
The waltz of to-day is a mere joke; but waltzing then was a serious business.
"Eyes Like the Sea" by Mór Jókai
I was very fond of waltzing before I was married.
"Rachel Ray" by Anthony Trollope
To be sure they would not have one waltz the less.
"A Divided Heart and Other Stories" by Paul Heyse
The idea of standing in front of people who are waltzing!
"Monsieur Cherami" by Charles Paul de Kock
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In poetry:

Grind me a dirge or a requiem,
Or a funeral-march sad and slow,
But not, O not, that waltz tune
I heard so long ago.
"The Piano-Organ" by Amy Levy
No one hears you! Yet the rapture
That you feel, despite our faults,
As you gaily give the measure
Of the latest merry waltz!
"To A Hurdy-Gurdy" by Charles Hanson Towne
When I hear music, whether waltz or psalm,
Among a crowd, I find myself alone;
It does not touch me with a soothing balm,
But brings an echo like a moan
"Music In A Crowd" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
Ere the banquet's over, love,
And the stars are gone;
Before the garlands wither, love,
While the waltz is on,
Whisper softly in my ear
Love's melody, my dear.
"While The Waltz Is On" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
So it began; and I was young,
She pretty, by the lamp,
As flakes came waltzing down among
The waves of her clinging hair, that hung
Heavily on her temples, dark and damp.
"The Contretemps" by Thomas Hardy
One! Two! Three! And the drums are his knell.
He is heavy, his feet beat the floor
As I drag him about in the swell
Of the waltz. With a menacing roar,
The trumpets crash in through the door.
One! Two! Three! clangs his funeral bell.
"After Hearing A Waltz" by Amy Lowell

In news:

Clockwise from left, Brendan Holmes, Bob Boulding, Dave Ingraham, Chas Waltz and Keith Roberts -- infuse Celtic music with rock 'n' roll vigor.
NCIS' waltzes past 'Dancing With the Stars.
"I firmly believe you won't get a more accurate account of this pivotal moment in history unless it is told by the SEAL team members themselves," Mr Waltz said.
Waldoboro's Waltz Pharmacy shutting down.
"Ole Yeller" waltzes to a landing, with Hoover touching one wheel to the runway, then the other — his signature finale to an aerobatic performance.
Though it's been only two months since Dancing with the Stars pro Mark Ballas, 26, broke up with pop singer Tiffany Dunn, he's apparently feeling OK about waltzing off without her, Star magazine reports.
Simply Ballroom' waltzes into Sun City West.
'Take This Waltz' explores the five-year itch: Can love and desire endure.
' Take This Waltz' explores the five-year itch: Can love and desire endure.
Michelle Williams leads the dance in ' Take This Waltz'.
' Take This Waltz' review: People gotta stay cool around hot neighbors.
The Floyd Theater presents 'Take This Waltz' and ' Ted '.
Sarah Polley's second feature, Take This Waltz, thoughtfully probes the pitfalls of coupledom and third-party threats.
But this Saturday night the Albany Tula Alliance will bridge that distance with two-step s, waltzes and more.
"Django Unchained ", directed by Quentin Tarantino, stars Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DeCaprio, Samuel L Jackson and Christoph Waltz.
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In science:

This idea is at the root of the various algorithms to enforce local consistencies, such as the Waltz algorithm or AC3 for computing arc consistency and hyper-arc consistency.
Component Programming and Interoperability in Constraint Solver Design
Some only applies to a particular dataset (e.g., Zhang, Mesirov & Waltz,  ).
Issues in Stacked Generalization
Historically, constraint programming is an outcome of a long process that has started in the seventies, when the seminal works of Waltz and others on computer vision (see, e.g.,) led to identification of constraint satisfactio n problems as an area of Artificial Intelligence.
Explaining Constraint Programming
Waltz (ed.), Natural and Artificial Paral lel Computation (SIAM Press, 1996).
Crystalline Computation
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