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valse Line breaks: valse
Pronunciation: /vals/

Definition of valse in English:

noun (plural pronounced same)

French term for waltz (especially as used in the titles of pieces of music).
Example sentences
  • Only the Étude en forme de valse, promoted by Cortot, still attracts those pianists keen to show off their left-hand technique.
  • The Grande valse brillante ends the disc as a crowd-pleasing encore.
  • Here's a conductor who, instead of recording another Beethoven Fifth or Ravel La valse, prefers to bring neglected music back into the spotlight.


Late 18th century: via French from German Walzer.

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