For instance, we can say: the music I can dance to, the song I can dance to, the beat I can dance to.

Is there a way to communicate the same thought using this format: [adjective] music, [adjective] song, [adjective] beat?

  • How about dance music? Commented Jun 27, 2018 at 19:48
  • I'm not sure. A song doesn't have to be specifically designed for dancing, but I still might want to dance to it? Dance music sounds more like music for dancing to. I also realized danceable is a thing, but my spellchecker is highlighting it.
    – cronaut
    Commented Jun 27, 2018 at 19:54
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    @cronaut - not sure about yout spellchecker, but danceable is a real word: google.it/…
    – user 66974
    Commented Jun 27, 2018 at 19:57
  • damn funky? pop? bit vague this question...
    – JMP
    Commented Jun 27, 2018 at 19:58
  • Who cares what the song/music is designed/intended for? If you can dance to it, it is dance music. Nobody says "danceable music" despite the answer. Commented Jun 27, 2018 at 20:01

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appropriate for or conducive to dancing:

  • danceable music, danceable song etc.


  • Danceable sounds a little off to me, because the act of dancing cannot be applied to the song itself. I feel tempted to insert "to" in the middle of it (to form "dance-to-able"). However, I can't think of any better substitutes, and it does appear in several dictionaries. I'll stick to it until (and if) a better word shows up!
    – cronaut
    Commented Jun 27, 2018 at 22:09

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