belly dance


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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.

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

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.

belly dance

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

belly dance

ndanza del ventre
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