Definition of prance verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    prance

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//prɑːns//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//præns//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they prance
    BrE BrE//prɑːns//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//præns//
     
    he / she / it prances
    BrE BrE//ˈprɑːnsɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈprænsɪz//
     
    past simple pranced
    BrE BrE//prɑːnst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//prænst//
     
    past participle pranced
    BrE BrE//prɑːnst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//prænst//
     
    -ing form prancing
    BrE BrE//ˈprɑːnsɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈprænsɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] + adv./prep. to move quickly with exaggerated steps so that people will look at you The lead singer was prancing around with the microphone. She pranced out of the room.
  2. 2[intransitive] (of a horse) to move with high steps
  3. Word Origin late Middle English (as a verb): of unknown origin.
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