belly dance

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belly dance

n.
1. A dance probably of Middle Eastern origin, traditionally performed solo by a woman and characterized by sinuous hip and abdominal movements.
2. A performance of this dance.

bel′ly-dance′ v.
belly dancer n.

belly dance

n
(Dancing) a sensuous and provocative dance of Middle Eastern origin, performed by women, with undulating movements of the hips and abdomen
vb
(Dancing) (intr) to perform such a dance
belly dancer n

bel′ly dance`


n.
a solo dance performed by a woman, emphasizing sinuous movements of the hips and abdomen.
[1895–1900]
bel′ly danc`er, n.
bel′ly danc`ing, n.

belly dance

A solo dance performed by a woman with sinuous, provocative movements of the belly and hips.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.belly dance - a Middle Eastern dance in which the dancer makes sensuous movements of the hips and abdomenbelly dance - a Middle Eastern dance in which the dancer makes sensuous movements of the hips and abdomen
choreography, stage dancing - a show involving artistic dancing
Verb1.belly dance - perform a belly dancebelly dance - perform a belly dance    
dancing, terpsichore, dance, saltation - taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe, dance - move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance; "My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio"
Translations
vatsatanssi
göbek dansıoryantal

belly dance

ndanza del ventre
References in classic literature ?
Sometimes it suggested a slow and undulating Oriental dance.
A 10-hour dance marathon was attended by 4,200 dancers who competed in genres - dance show, folkloric stylization, ethnic folklore, Bollywood, cheerleading, oriental dance, hip-hop.
Scenes included are stated to be street shots, games, girls in a garden, oriental dance, Andalusian dance, impressions, pantomime and fantasia.
The mother-of-three from Juffair, who goes by the name of Dejah when she dances, insists that the Egyptian oriental dance known as 'raqs sharqi' is much more than a shimmy and a shake.
SOLDATESQUE A Soldierlike B Oriental dance C Movement in ballet who am I?
I do a dance that is extremely feminine, which is baladi -- traditional so-called oriental dance.
She fell in love with belly dance in 2006 and has since become one of the well-known names in belly dance, having trained with and shared the stage with some of the leading names in International Oriental Dance.
Nisha blends Indian cinematic, oriental dance (popular belly dance), jazz and hip-hop to Bollywood music and she says creativity should never be restricted because of where someone is from.
We all want to dance like the sexy Shakira , and the tremendous popularity of belly dancing in both the Middle East and around the world is proof of just how fascinated we are with the charming oriental dance.
From the exotic and seductive belly dance-inspired Oriental dance, to the acrobatic Russian dance, they were all delightful.
workshops, video and sound installations, performance art, experimental theatre, street dance, walkabout theatre, burlesque, oriental dance, contemporary dance, magicians, arts and crafts and films.
Belly dancing, also known as oriental dance, is a theatrical adaptation of traditional Arabic folk dances performed by both men and women.