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1. A ceremonial dance of the Hopi in which the dancers traditionally carry live snakes in their mouths.
2. A procession of people who join hands and move forward in a zigzag line.
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1. (Dancing) a ceremonial dance, performed by the priests of the American Hopi Indians, in which live snakes are held in the mouth
a. the swaying movements of snakes responding to a snake charmer
b. a Hindu dance in which performers imitate such snake movements
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1. any of various ceremonial dances of American Indian peoples in which snakes are handled or imitated by the dancers.
2. a parade or procession in which the participants weave in single file in a serpentine course.
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|Noun||1.||snake dance - a group advancing in a single-file serpentine path|
|2.||snake dance - a ceremonial dance (as by the Hopi) in which snakes are handled or invoked|
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