a dance in which the rhythm or rhythmical variation is audibly tapped out with the toe or heel by a dancer wearing shoes with special hard soles or with taps.
tap-dancePronunciation: (tap'dans", -däns"), [key]
—v.i., -danced, -danc•ing.
to perform a tap dance.
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