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Viennese waltz Syllabification: Vi·en·nese waltz

Definition of Viennese waltz in English:


A waltz characterized by a slight anticipation of the second beat of the bar and having a romantic quality.
Example sentences
  • In its classical form, the Viennese waltz featured a slight anticipation of the second beat of the bar known as the Atempause (literally ‘breathing-space’), which gives a delightful and distinctive lilt to the playing.
  • The French dispute this saying that, like the traditional waltz, the Viennese waltz was also developed from The Volta.
  • Of course there was a lyric pas de deux, of course to a Viennese waltz.

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