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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.
belly dancer n.
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(Dancing) a sensuous and provocative dance of Middle Eastern origin, performed by women, with undulating movements of the hips and abdomen
(Dancing) (intr) to perform such a dance
belly dancer n
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a solo dance performed by a woman, emphasizing sinuous movements of the hips and abdomen.
bel′ly danc`er, n.
bel′ly danc`ing, n.
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A solo dance performed by a woman with sinuous, provocative movements of the belly and hips.
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|Noun||1.||belly dance - a Middle Eastern dance in which the dancer makes sensuous movements of the hips and abdomen|
|Verb||1.||belly dance - perform a belly dance |
dancing, terpsichore, dance, saltation - taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
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