Definition of promenade in English:
1A paved public walk, typically one along the seafront at a resort.
- The walk along the promenade to the more genteel Frinton-on-Sea is lined with beach huts, and the weather was good for taking photos.
- It's little things like wanting to walk along the promenade at Scarborough which I can no longer do.
- Over at Blue Anchor bay the tar on the road was melting and walking along the promenade was a hot-foot experience.
1.1A leisurely walk, or sometimes a ride or drive, taken in a public place so as to meet or be seen by others: an evening promenade
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- It was a Saturday morning and the weather was picturesque, perfect for a promenade outdoors or a carriage ride through the hills, but not nearly idyllic enough for Isabella to step foot from her house.
- After the beach promenade, which was an absolute blast, it was the last full day of school.
- I was outside, having returned fifteen minutes ago from the morning promenade with Ally, dressed in my work clothes and doing maintenance on the flower beds.
1.2(In country dancing) a movement in which couples follow one another in a given direction, each couple having both hands joined.
- He asks his dancers to make twisted shapes that reconfigure human anatomy, and to perform difficult balances in forced arches, painstakingly slow promenades, impossibly deep, sustained lunges and plies.
- They executed a perfect pirouette, a dip, and a promenade ending in a bow to the children; only Clara applauded but that appeared to be enough.
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1Take a leisurely public walk, ride, or drive so as to meet or be seen by others: they promenaded along the waterfront
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- A pair of seagulls were promenading along the balustrade that ran around the perimeter of the balcony garden, watching us with beady eyes.
- I met him as he promenaded on Hill street in the late afternoon sun.
- In fact, an estimated two to three thousand people were promenading along Hambantota harbour when the tidal wave struck.
Mid 16th century (denoting a leisurely walk in public): from French, from se promener 'to walk', reflexive of promener 'take for a walk'.
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