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thé dansant

Line breaks: thé dan|sant
Pronunciation: /ˌteɪ dɒ̃ˈsɒ̃
 
, te dɑ̃sɑ̃/

Definition of thé dansant in English:

noun (plural thés dansants pronounced same)

French term for tea dance.
Example sentences
  • Or perhaps such a Jerusalem, with its chandeliers and thés dansants, existed only in the dreams of the librarians, schoolteachers, clerks, and bookbinders who lived in Kerem Avraham.
  • We could enjoy thés dansants there; and my friends and I gave the very first sherry party in Newnham in 1934.
  • Princess Alix used sometimes to be allowed as a great treat to appear at thés dansants which were given for Princess Irene, and in the years 1886-1887 she began to see something of the young people of Darmstadt.

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