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Fox-trot   /fɑks-trɑt/   Listen

A ballroom dance in quadruple time; combines short and long and fast and slow steps fixed sequences.  Synonym: foxtrot.

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"Fox-trot" Quotes from Famous Books

... the conductor of the Southern Syncopated Orchestra the modern fox-trot has been evolved from a primitive negro dance called "The Blues." The theory that the Blues are the logical outcome of a primitive negro dance called the fox-trot is ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, August 11, 1920 • Various

... together, he proceeded to withdraw delicately whence he had come. It is pleasant to be able to record that he was immediately seized upon by Mrs Peagrim, who had changed her mind about not dancing, and led off to be her partner in a fox-trot, in the course of which she trod on ...
— The Little Warrior - (U.K. Title: Jill the Reckless) • P. G. Wodehouse

... being whirled round by Neapolitan contadini or picturesque Japs. The room, decorated with flags and big rosettes of coloured paper, looked delightfully festive. Even Miss Norton, usually the climax of dignity, thawed for the occasion, and accepted Betty's invitation to a fox-trot without expressing any disapproval of the Zouave uniform. Marjorie, after a vigorous half-hour of exercise, paused panting near the platform, and refused ...
— A Patriotic Schoolgirl • Angela Brazil

Words linked to "Fox-trot" :   ballroom dance, ballroom dancing

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