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A dance performed with swords, especially one performed around swords laid on the ground.
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(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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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.
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|Noun||1.||sword dance - any of various dances by men who step nimbly over swords or flourish them in the air|
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