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 (ho͞o′lə) also hu·la-hu·la (ho͞o′lə-ho͞o′lə)
A Polynesian dance that in traditional form dramatizes a song or chant, especially through arm movements and hand gestures.

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(ˈhuːlə) or


(Dancing) a Hawaiian dance performed by a woman
[from Hawaiian]
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(ˈhu lə)

n., pl. -las.
a sinuous Hawaiian native dance with intricate arm movements that tell a story in pantomime, usu. danced to rhythmic drumming and accompanied by chanting. Also called hu′la-hu′la.
[1815–25; < Hawaiian]
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An essential feature of Hawaian culture, the hula is accompanied by chanting and the actual style of each performance is determined by the chant. originating in the 1970s, in which two partners perform elaborate stylized turns.
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Noun1.hula - a Polynesian rain dance performed by a womanhula - a Polynesian rain dance performed by a woman
rain dance - a ritual dance intended to bring rain
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nHula(-Hula) m or f; to do the hula(-hula)Hula(-Hula) tanzen
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