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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.
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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
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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.
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belly dance

A solo dance performed by a woman with sinuous, provocative movements of the belly and hips.
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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"
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Translations
vatsatanssi
göbek dansıoryantal

belly dance

ndanza del ventre
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References in periodicals archive ?
With the help of accounts from European travelers, Fraser takes on the task of reconstructing the lives of professional female entertainers of eighteenth and nineteenth century Egypt, and filling in the blanks for the Middle Eastern dance form often known today as raqs sharki or raqs baladi, and belly dancing in the West.