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Amer. ballroom dance (and the mus. for it) of a kind of march‐like ragtime, slow or quick. From c.1913 it spread to ballrooms all over the world. The Charleston and Black Bottom are ...

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Peter Gammond

The Oxford Companion to Music

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2011
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Music
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89 words

...foxtrot . A ballroom dance that developed from the one-step, becoming known as the foxtrot about 1914 . By 1924 the original smooth, gliding dance was labelled the slow foxtrot to distinguish it from the simplified and faster foxtrot, which became known as the quickstep. It is danced to music in common time at about 30 to 32 bars a minute. The foxtrot became popular in England when it featured in Tonight's the Night at the Gaiety Theatre ( 1915 ) and in various spectacular revues of the time. Peter...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
24 words

...foxtrot Popular ballroom dance of American origin danced to a march-like ragtime (slow or fast). From 1913 it was widely danced around the...

Foxtrot

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Claude Conyers

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
668 words

...piece of music written specifically for the foxtrot was probably “Tingle Tangle Foxtrot” by Harry Von Tilzer, which was published in 1914 . From then on, through the 1940s, the foxtrot was the most popular fast dance in America, followed by the waltz and the tango. In the 1950s, record companies began to label their rock and roll releases as foxtrots, to increase their marketability. Thus considered, “Rock around the Clock” by Bill Haley and His Comets is the biggest selling foxtrot of all time. Today, the foxtrot is customarily danced to the same big band...

fox‐trot

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music
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58 words

... American ballroom dance (and the music for it) of a kind of march‐like ragtime, slow or quick. From c. 1913 it spread to ballrooms all over the world. The Charleston and Black Bottom are varieties of it. In several of his works, Peter Maxwell Davies has made use of the fox‐trot for nostalgic and ironic...

Foxtrot

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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

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2011

... . A short, quick walking pace, as of a fox. A foxtrot is also a ballroom dance originating in America, popular from the 1920s until the...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
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Language reference
Length:
120 words

... • cannot • slip knot • forget-me-not • touch-me-not • topknot • whatnot • crackpot , jackpot • blackspot • dashpot • sexpot • despot • fleshpot • teapot • stinkpot • tinpot • gallipot , talipot • chimney pot • nightspot • stockpot • tosspot • hotspot • hotpot • stewpot • fusspot • sunspot • flowerpot • pepperpot • lobster pot • tommyrot • dogtrot , jogtrot • foxtrot • slapshot , snapshot • mailshot • grapeshot • slingshot • eyeshot • potshot • bloodshot • mugshot • buckshot • troubleshot • gunshot • upshot • earshot • Aldershot •...

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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: English-Italian (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
5 words
foxtrot

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
99 words
foxtrot

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
91 words
foxtrot

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
32 words
foxtrot

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
31 words
foxtrot

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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
39 words
Genesis - Foxtrot

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music
Length:
144 words

...- Foxtrot Easily the most angular and eccentric Genesis album, Foxtrot is where Peter Gabriel’s idiosyncratic lyricism bears full fruit. ‘Get ‘Em Out By Friday’ and ‘Watcher Of The Skies’ brim with Peter Gabriel’s quirky combination of poetics, politics, and philosophy, and with the tricky time signatures that are an early Genesis trademark. Although these are some of the most powerful, memorable songs in the Genesis catalogue, Foxtrot ’s centrepiece is the 23-minute epic ‘Supper’s Ready’, a song that moves through several sections, shifting tempo,...

foxtrot

foxtrot  

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Amer. ballroom dance (and the mus. for it) of a kind of march‐like ragtime, slow or quick. From c.1913 it spread to ballrooms all over the world. The Charleston and Black Bottom are varieties of it. ...
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music
Length:
202 words

...Yankee Hotel Foxtrot Far too much attention has been focused on this album’s tortured history; band makes weird album, label rejects it, band buys it back and puts it out a year later through another arm of the same corporation. For the record, wildly overexcited Radiohead comparisons aside, the album’s not that weird - it merely ventures a bit further down the sonic-shambles roads explored on the band’s previous two releases. As has been noted elsewhere, the most valid reference point for the occasional pop deconstructions of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is Big...

Foxtrot (Genesis album)

Foxtrot (Genesis album)  

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Easily the most angular and eccentric Genesis album, Foxtrot is where Peter Gabriel’s idiosyncratic lyricism bears full fruit. ‘Get ‘Em Out By Friday’ and ‘Watcher Of The Skies’ brim with ...
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Wilco album)

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Wilco album)  

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Far too much attention has been focused on this album’s tortured history; band makes weird album, label rejects it, band buys it back and puts it out a year later ...
one-step

one-step  

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Amer. dance in simple duple time and rather more vigorous than the fox‐trot. Became popular c.1910.
St Thomas Wake

St Thomas Wake  

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Foxtrot for orch by Maxwell Davies on a Pavan by John Bull. Scored for large orch., with many exotic instr., contrasting Bull's tune with 20th‐cent. dance‐band foxtrot, and inspired by composer's ...
Chairman Dances

Chairman Dances  

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Foxtrot for orchestra (1985) by John Adams. It uses material from a dance interlude in his opera Nixon in China; the chairman is Mao Tse-tung.

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