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nautch

(nɔːtʃ) or

nauch

n
(Dancing)
a. an intricate traditional Indian dance performed by professional dancing girls
b. (as modifier): a nautch girl.
[C18: from Hindi nāc, from Sanskrit nrtya, from nrtyati he acts or dances]

nautch

(nɔtʃ)

n.
(in colonial India) a performance by one or more professional female dancers.
[1800–10; < Hindi nāch]
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Noun1.nautch - an intricate traditional dance in India performed by professional dancing girlsnautch - an intricate traditional dance in India performed by professional dancing girls
dancing, terpsichore, dance, saltation - taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
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Staging of jatras took place in parallel with conventional theatre, poetry readings, and literary adaptations; folk music with classical soirees; folk dance with elaborate nautches.
Ceremonial spaces with entertainment at their core occupied the upper level, for sabhas, sammelans, banquets and nautches, the invitees including European guests.