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Definition of the noun prance

What does prance mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: prances

  1. a proud stiff pompous gait
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of prance: strut / swagger
    • more generic word: gait = a person's manner of walking

Alternative definition of the noun prance

noun

  1. [uncommon] The act of prancing.

Definition of the verb prance

What does prance mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: pranced | prancing | prances

  1. to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others
  2. spring forward on the hind legs
  3. cause (a horse) to bound spring forward
  4. ride a horse such that it springs and bounds forward

Alternative definition of the verb prance

verb

  1. [context: of a horse] To spring forward on the hind legs.
  2. [colloquial, figuratively] To strut about.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for prance

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Google previewBeginning Modern Dance With Web Resource (2013)

by Giguere, Miriam

Prance A prance is a stylized walk in which the feet are placed in front of the body rather than directly under the legs. This necessitates bringing the knees a little higher and forward than you would do in a normal walk. Prancing is usually done ...

Google previewThe Naked Woman (2007)

A Study of the Female Body by Desmond Morris

The Prance is a playful fast walk in which unnecessary springs and small leaps are made with the feet as the woman progresses forward. It is a fast version of the bounce, with a more vigorous leg action. The Run is of special interest because ...

Google previewThe Medico-chirurgical Review (1831)

La Belle Prance is the moat uninteresting. The flowers — nay even the flatness of Holland — with all its smooth canals and shaded dykes (those monuments of industry) — its fertile fields — its neat and cleanly towns — its painted houses, ...

Google previewdictionary of national biography (1890)

Meanwhile Prance watched one of the gates to prevent interruption. The body was kept at Somerset House till the following Wednesday night, when it was carried by easy stages in a sedan ; chair to Primrose Hill, and left as it was found.

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland (2016)

by Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates, Peter McClure

Current frequencies: GB , Ireland • GB frequency : • Main GB location : Devon English: nickname from Middle English praunce, praunse 'prance, jump, strut', perhaps with reference to someone's gait or attitude.

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Usage statistics about prance

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun prance:

strutswagger

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb prance:

pranceswaggerstrutcockruffle

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Quotes about prance

What is it
You want
Me to do?

Dance and
Prance about
And say:
I love you!

So that you can
Rip off my heart
And say:

Bye, bye
Baby, you
Are crazy!
I was just
Flirting
With you! (Aparna Chatterjee)
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Scrabble value of P3R1A1N1C3E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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