war dance


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war dance

n.
A dance performed before a battle or as a celebration after a victory, as in traditional Native American societies.

war dance

n
1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) a ceremonial dance performed before going to battle or after victory, esp by certain North American Indian peoples
2. (Dancing) a dance representing warlike action

war′ dance`


n.
(formerly among American Indians) a dance prior to going into battle or in celebration of a victory.
[1705–15, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.war dance - a ceremonial dance performed before a battle or after a victorywar dance - a ceremonial dance performed before a battle or after a victory
ceremonial dance, ritual dance, ritual dancing - a dance that is part of a religious ritual
Translations

war dance

nKriegstanz m

war dance

ndanza di guerra
References in classic literature ?
The warriors were still some little distance away, advancing slowly, making, after the manner of their kind, a frightful din with their savage yells and the pounding of their naked feet upon the ground as they leaped up and down in a fantastic war dance.
The wild man from Borneo has just come to town,'" he sang, dancing a species of war dance about his terrified mother and scandalized tutor, and ending up by throwing his arms about the former's neck and kissing her upon either cheek.
They watched in horror when, as president, he sold more than $100 billion worth of weapons to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia and participated in a traditional war dance in Riyadh.
Videos also show the couple and their guests watching a wedding haka, the traditional Maori war dance.
The New Zealand team stripped off their vests to perform the traditional war dance in front of huge crowds at the Meirion Shearing centre.
6 was the best player from Puerto Rico against Egypt 8-Japanese bench support their teammates 7-A fight in the air under the basket while South Korea faced New Zealand 6- The ball is their only target 5-Egyptian players celebrate their first win 4- A smile during the match 3-USA destroyed Iran in their opening match 2- A child raises the Egyptian flag 1- The New Zealand team performing their traditional war dance, the Haka The competition will continue for the next week and we all eagerly await the great matches and moments to come
Just like the one I get every time I see them face the mighty haka - the traditional Maori war dance.
Our own Doha Youth & Junior Choirs performed superbly in Arabic, Georgian, Latvian, German, Serbian and the Junior Choir's performance of the New Zealand war dance - the Haka - was delightful.
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NAVAJO WAR DANCE can win the battle against his elders in the feature handicap at Epsom.
NAVAJO WAR DANCE is ready to go on the warpath at Haydock this afternoon.
They focus more on the drums, hence (it was) rhythmic, and performed a kind of native war dance on a double-reed instrument like the woodwind, while with us it is more melodic and we focus on a harmony.