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saltant (SAL-tuhnt) adjective

Leaping, jumping, or dancing.

[From Latin saltant-, stem of saltans, present participle of saltare (to dance), frequentative of salire (to jump). Other words derived from the same Latin root (salire) are sally, somersault, insult, result, and saute.]

"Sarabands that can charm a saltant chap at a danza..."
Christian Bok; Eunoia; Coach House Books; 2001.

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