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sword dance

n.
A dance performed with swords, especially one performed around swords laid on the ground.
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sword dance

n
(Dancing) a dance in which the performers dance nimbly over swords on the ground or brandish them in the air
sword dancer n
sword dancing n
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sword dance

An ancient Mediterranean folk dance for men. Two groups, representing darkness and light make high leaps and move in rings and interweaving lines. The climactic figure is often a network of swords held aloft.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sword dance - any of various dances by men who step nimbly over swords or flourish them in the airsword dance - any of various dances by men who step nimbly over swords or flourish them in the air
folk dance, folk dancing - a style of dancing that originated among ordinary people (not in the royal courts)
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Translations

sword dance

ndanza delle spade
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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