Definition of Astaire
1. Noun. United States dancer and cinema actor noted for his original and graceful tap dancing (1899-1987).
Generic synonyms: Actor, Histrion, Player, Role Player, Thespian, Choreographer, Dancer, Professional Dancer, Terpsichorean
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Literary usage of Astaire
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. EXPOSED Turn Up the Heat by Bruce F. Bowman (2006)
"I was not sure how to spell Astaire, and used my computer and the ... Words on the computer that described Fred Astaire were debonair, poised, elegant. ..."
2. The Letters of Marmot Brown: An Anthology of Letters to a Local Newspaper by Malgorzata Dunning Publishing (2005)
"The Academy was a Greek school run by Plato, the Lyceum was run by Aristotle, and The Lyceum Ballroom was run by Fred Astaire. Was Fred Astaire the Best ..."
3. Russian Refugees in France and the United States Between the World Wars by James E. Hassell (1991)
"At the Trocadero Club Fred and Adele Astaire performed. Especially lively night life was to be found in Harlem. Some spots catered to whites, ..."
4. The Theatre, the Drama, the Girls by George Jean Nathan (1921)
"It has in such virgins as Annette Bade, Martha Mansfield, Marilynn Miller, Adele Astaire, Kathleen Ardelle and the like, ..."
5. Adventure Guide to the Champlain & Hudson River Valleys by Patricia Foulke, Robert Foulke (2003)
"Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in The Gay Divorcee tickle the boards with smiles and grace. Names are added each year to the Hall of Fame, which is housed ..."