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hula

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noun hu·la \ˈhü-lə\

Simple Definition of hula

  • : a Hawaiian dance that has flowing hand and hip movements

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hula

  1. :  a sinuous Polynesian dance characterized by rhythmic movement of the hips and mimetic gestures with the hands and often accompanied by chants and rhythmic drumming

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A sinuous Polynesian dance, the hula combines undulating movement of the hips and mimetic hand gestures. The dance is often accompanied by chants, drumming, and music played on instruments such as the ukulele. Originally a religious dance performed to praise the chiefs, contemporary hulas tell a story or describe a place, and are danced exclusively by women. The costume typically includes a raffia skirt with a lei (garland) around the neck.

Variants of hula

also

hula–hula

play \ˌhü-lə-ˈhü-lə\

Origin and Etymology of hula

Hawaiian


First Known Use: 1825


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