Definition of foxtrot in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfɒkstrɒt/


1A ballroom dance having an uneven rhythm with alternation of slow and quick steps.
Example sentences
  • Some of the better dancers among the youngsters are experts not only in folk and traditional dances, but also in ballroom dances like foxtrot, quickstep, waltz and tango, to say nothing of Latin dances such as rumba, samba, jive and salsa.
  • The ballroom competition consists of the waltz, quickstep, slow foxtrot, Viennese waltz and tango.
  • She made it to the show's semi-finals with her professional dance partner, having learnt to dance the waltz, foxtrot, samba, rumba, jive and quickstep among others.
1.1A piece of music written for a foxtrot.
Example sentences
  • Alternatively, you might like a soul wedding band that can play all the classic soul songs from the 60's, 70's and 80's or a more old fashioned wedding band who can play foxtrots and waltz etc.
  • During the Twenties many bands played the foxtrot too fast and some couples couldn't keep up.
2A code word representing the letter F, used in radio communication.
Example sentences
  • I whispered in his ear to foxtrot oscar and not use such language around my client; he walked away, his shoulders sagging as he realised my client was not impressed.

verb (foxtrots, foxtrotting, foxtrotted)

[no object]
Perform a foxtrot.
Example sentences
  • Mention ballroom dancing and most people think of smiling couples dressed in designer suits and glitzy dresses waltzing, quickstepping and foxtrotting across the hardwood.
  • Fifty years ago, most British towns had their own dance hall, where couples could foxtrot, dine or watch cabaret.
  • Space on the night will be limited to leave room for the brave to foxtrot and quickstep.

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