Definition of tap dancing in US English:

tap dancing

noun

  • See tap dance

    • ‘His tap-dancing is poor, his singing mediocre, and his hairdressing skills are not well developed at all, so what else could he do to make a living, I ask?’
    • ‘He is a high energy personality giving his all to tap-dancing and bringing tap-dancing back to the people, to the street, to the kids.’
    • ‘But what really took me by surprise was the constant clickety-clackety sound of tap-dancing.’
    • ‘A cultural product of the slave trade, tap-dancing was derived from Irish jigs and Lancashire clog dancing but was heavily influenced by the musicality of African tribal dances.’
    • ‘Tap-dancing was not accepted as an audition piece, but he convinced the panel to let him tap anyway.’