Definition of thé dansant in English:

thé dansant

noun

  • French term for tea dance
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We could enjoy thés dansants there; and my friends and I gave the very first sherry party in Newnham in 1934.’

Pronunciation:

thé dansant

/ˌteɪ dɒ̃ˈsɒ̃/