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My uncle Shawn used to stay with us when we were really young, and I used to come downstairs and see him break dancing on this piece of a cardboard. I probably always thought they were cool since then. I never knew his comedy, but I used to always see him break dancing. And he was terrible at it.
Damon Wayans, Jr.

Meaning of "break dancing" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BREAK DANCING

break dancing  [breɪk ˈdɑːnsɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BREAK DANCING

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Break dancing is a noun.
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WHAT DOES BREAK DANCING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

break dancing

B-boying

B-boying or breaking, also called breakdancing, is a style of street dance that originated among Black and Puerto Rican youths in New York City during the early 1970s.:125, 141, 153 The dance spread worldwide due to popularity in the media, especially in regions such as the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, France, Russia and South Korea. While diverse in the amount of variation available in the dance, b-boying consists of four kinds of movement: toprock, downrock, power moves, and freezes. B-boying is typically danced to hip-hop, funk music, and especially breakbeats, although modern trends allow for much wider varieties of music along certain ranges of tempo and beat patterns. A practitioner of this dance is called a b-boy, b-girl, or breaker. Although the term "breakdance" is frequently used to refer to the dance, "b-boying" and "breaking" are the original terms. These terms are preferred by the majority of the pioneers and most notable practitioners.

Definition of break dancing in the English dictionary

The definition of break dancing in the dictionary is the activity of performing break dances.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BREAK DANCING


all-dancing
ɔːlˈdɑːnsɪŋ
balancing
ˈbælənsɪŋ
bouncing
ˈbaʊnsɪŋ
conferencing
ˈkɒnfərənsɪŋ
convincing
kənˈvɪnsɪŋ
dancing
ˈdɑːnsɪŋ
entrancing
ɪnˈtrɑːnsɪŋ
fencing
ˈfɛnsɪŋ
financing
ˈfaɪnænsɪŋ
glancing
ˈɡlɑːnsɪŋ
Lansing
ˈlænsɪŋ
licensing
ˈlaɪsənsɪŋ
life-enhancing
laɪf ɪnˈhɑːnsɪŋ
refinancing
ˌriːfɪˈnænsɪŋ
remote-sensing
rɪˈməʊtˌsɛnsɪŋ
ropedancing
ˈrəʊpˌdɑːnsɪŋ
sequencing
ˈsiːkwənsɪŋ
square-dancing
ˈskwɛəˌdɑːnsɪŋ
stepdancing
ˈstɛpˌdɑːnsɪŋ
tap-dancing
tæp ˈdɑːnsɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BREAK DANCING

break bread
break camp
break cover
break dance
break dancer
break down
break even
break feeding
break ground
break in
break into
break it down
break new ground
break of day
break of serve
break off
break one´s back
break one´s heart
break one´s neck
break out

WORDS THAT END LIKE BREAK DANCING

all-singing all-dancing
all-singing, all-dancing
ballroom dancing
country dancing
dad dancing
disco dancing
DNA sequencing
fixed-rate financing
folk dancing
gene sequencing
inferencing
lap dancing
line dancing
mincing
morris dancing
old-time dancing
pole dancing
pricing
teleconferencing
unconvincing
video conferencing

Synonyms and antonyms of break dancing in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «break dancing» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BREAK DANCING

Find out the translation of break dancing to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of break dancing from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «break dancing» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

霹雳舞
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

break dance
570 millions of speakers

English

break dancing
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तोड़ नाच
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كسر الرقص
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

брейк-данс
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

dança break
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিরতি নাচ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

break dance
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Memecah menari
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Breakdance
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ブレイクダンス
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

브레이크 댄스
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Break tarian
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phá vỡ nhảy múa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பிரேக் டான்சிங்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ब्रेक नाच
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Dans molası
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

break dance
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

break dancing
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

брейк - данс
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pauză de dans
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

διάλειμμα χορό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

breek dans
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

break dancing
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

break dans
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of break dancing

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BREAK DANCING»

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about break dancing

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4 QUOTES WITH «BREAK DANCING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word break dancing.
1
Manu Bennett
I was a breakdancer as a kid. I was on one of the top break dancing teams in Australia.
2
Fab Five Freddy
I was bringing the whole music, hip-hop, art, break dancing and urban cultural thing to the downtown table.
3
Mekhi Phifer
When break dancing was out, I break danced. When rapping was the thing, I freestyled rap on the street and battled and all that kind of stuff.
4
Damon Wayans, Jr.
My uncle Shawn used to stay with us when we were really young, and I used to come downstairs and see him break dancing on this piece of a cardboard. I probably always thought they were cool since then. I never knew his comedy, but I used to always see him break dancing. And he was terrible at it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BREAK DANCING»

Discover the use of break dancing in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to break dancing and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Break dancing
Presents a history of break dancing, instructions for break dance steps, and profiles of some of today's famous performers.
James Haskins, 1985
2
Hip Hop: The Illustrated History of Break Dancing, Rap ...
Examines the development in New York City of a Black culture centered around break dancing, graffiti art, and rap songs
Steven Hager, 1984
3
Break Dancing
Gives instructions in performing the moves and steps of break dancing and includes tips on clothing and necessary equipment. Also provides a short history of this popular dance form.
Terry Dunnahoo, 1985
4
Tap Dancing
In the 1980s break dancing became popular in New York City and soon the craze spread around the country. This wild acrobatic dance form uses spins, kicks, jumps, and turns. In fact, it uses many steps and movements from other dance ...
Lisa Dillman, 2005
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Encyclopedia of African American Popular Culture [4 volumes]
Break dancing usually ends with a freeze. As its name suggests, the freeze requires the dancer to stop all movement while maintaining a pose. Some freezes may require dancers to do handstands on one or both hands. A suicide, which is a ...
Jessie Carney Smith, 2010
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Cincinnati Magazine
Edited by - Mary MgCarty Remote Control dancers: With an unorthodox blend of styles — the flailing and spinning limbs in break dancing, the rigid motions of mechanical dancing and the fluid poetry of jazz dancing. Eats The Joy of Dives The ...
7
Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African ...
The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience Kwame Anthony Appiah, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. From its beginnngs in the Bronx in the 1970s, break dancing became a national phenomenon in the 1980s. CORBIS/ Bettmann.
Kwame Anthony Appiah, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., 2005
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Developing Backbone.js Applications
Add namespaced custom events ourObject.on("dance:tap", dancing); ourObject. on("dance:break", dancing); // Trigger the custom events ourObject.trigger("dance :tap", "tap dancing. Yeah!"); ourObject.trigger("dance:break", "break dancing.
Addy Osmani, 2013
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Reading for Thinking
The introductory sentence provides background about how break dancing got started with singer James Brown. James Brown, however, dis- appears as the real main idea takes center stage. The remaining sentences prove that “break ...
Laraine Flemming, 2014
10
One Thousand Novelty and Fad Dances
See Break-Endings for many additional Break-A-Ways. [Also see Challenge(2). Also see Speed-Lindy, Funk-Swing, Shine, Hijacking, SugarPush-Fancy, Break- Pattern, Challenge- Step, and Dummying.] Break-Dancing or Breaking or Break or ...
‎2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BREAK DANCING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term break dancing is used in the context of the following news items.
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Tunisia's beach shooter: the path from break dancing to terrorism
When old video footage emerged of Seifeddine Rezgui, the Tunisia beach killer, break dancing, many asked what could have turned a cheerful ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
​Al-Qaeda cleric linked to Tunisian terror attack living in UK on …
Previously a football-loving student with a flair for break dancing, Rezgui's father insists Islamic extremists manipulated his son. Egyptian-born ... «RT, Jul 15»
3
The sanctuary of abroad: Why youth of color need to travel
I have taken more than 200 young people abroad and been a witness to everything from homesickness meltdowns to shy kids break dancing, ... «Seattle Globalist, Jul 15»
4
Watch Yogi and Skrillex's “Burial” ft. Pusha T [VIDEO]
This seems normal until the masked men begin to cause havoc around him, all while break dancing. This gets even more dramatic once ... «STASHED, Jul 15»
5
Military 'American Ninja Warrior': A Sailor Celebrates Life as a Gift …
... warped wall — but McKinney drew on all the athletic endeavors of his life, such as break dancing, wrestling, inline skating and gymnastics. «Patheos, Jul 15»
6
Hatred Review
... as your character will refuse to vault over objects, get stuck in tight spaces or suddenly decide to start break dancing without warning. «Power Up Gaming, Jul 15»
7
New documentary 'Fresh Dressed' explores hip-hop fashion
"When I was coming up, break dancing was big and you had to have a pair of Lee twill pants. ... You had to have the Le Tigre shirt, so you're ... «Salt Lake Tribune, Jul 15»
8
Rap in Rio: Why hip-hop is the new sound in the city of samba
Adherents say this street culture, with its DJs, break dancing and graffiti, offers more outlets for expression than samba and bossa nova, which ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
9
T in the Park: our guide to the festival's hidden gems
You may remember them from their video for Platoon, which featured the unbelievable break dancing of 6 year old B-Girl Terra. Or perhaps you ... «Herald Scotland, Jul 15»
10
In Portland, panhandlers cause friction amid growth of tourism …
Cariana Venible, who aspires to join a professional break dancing group one day, sits on Commercial Street on Tuesday, June 30, holding a ... «Bangor Daily News, Jul 15»

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