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A series of symbolic body postures and hand movements used in South Asian classical dancing or art.

[Sanskrit mudrā, seal, mystery, mudra, from Iranian *mudrā, perhaps ultimately from Akkadian musarû, mušarû, object bearing a royal inscription, from Sumerian mu-sar : mu, name, fame + sar, to write.]


(Hinduism) any of various ritual hand movements in Hindu religious dancing
[Sanskrit, literally: sign, token]



n., pl. -dras.
any of various hand gestures used in Hindu or Buddhist prayer or in classical Indian dance.
[1805–15; < Skt mudrā sign]
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Noun1.mudra - ritual hand movement in Hindu religious dancingmudra - ritual hand movement in Hindu religious dancing
gesture - motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling
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