Pronunciation: (wôlts),[key] —n. 1. a ballroom dance, in moderately fast triple meter, in which the dancers revolve in perpetual circles, taking one step to each beat.
2. a piece of music for, or in the rhythm of, this dance.
3. Informal.an easy victory or accomplishment: The game was a waltz—we won by four touchdowns. The math exam was a waltz.
—adj. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the waltz, as music, rhythm, or dance: waltz tempo.
—v.i. 1. to dance or move in a waltz step or rhythm: an invitation to waltz. 2. Informal. a. to move breezily or casually: to waltz in late for dinner. b. to progress easily or successfully (often fol. by through): to waltz through an exam.
—v.t. 1. to lead (a partner) in dancing a waltz.
2. Informal.to move or lead briskly and easily: He waltzed us right into the governor's office. 3. to fill (a period of time) with waltzing (often fol. by away, through, etc.): They waltzed the night away.