waltz´er

waltz´er
waltz «wlts», noun, verb, adjective.
–n.
1. a smooth, even, gliding ballroom dance with three beats to the measure. In a waltz the couples make a complete turn to each measure (originally, rapidly and always in the same direction; now usually at a moderate pace and with changes of direction).
2. music for it.
3. Slang, Figurative. a thing accomplished with ease; something simple; breeze: »

His bold putt from twenty-five feet hit the back of the cup, jumped up in the air, landed outside the cup, and toppled in. After that, it was a waltz (New Yorker).

–v.i., v.t.
1. to dance a waltz.
2. Figurative. to move nimbly or quickly.
–adj.
of, having to do with, or characteristic of the waltz a dance, piece of music, or rhythm.
[< German Walzer < walzen to roll]
waltz´er, noun.
waltz´like´, adjective.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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