v. pranced, pranc·ing, pranc·es
a. To spring forward on the hind legs. Used of a horse.
b. To spring or bound forward in a manner reminiscent of a spirited horse.
2. To ride a horse moving in such a fashion.
3. To step in a lively and showy manner: He pranced around the apartment in his underwear.
To cause (a horse) to prance.
The act or an instance of prancing.
[Middle English prauncen.]
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