Saint Vitus' dance

noun
Saint Vi·​tus' dance | \ -ˈvī-təs- How to pronounce Saint Vitus' dance (audio) , -ˈvī-tə-səz- How to pronounce Saint Vitus' dance (audio) \
variants: or Saint Vitus's dance \ -​ˈvī-​tə-​səz-​ How to pronounce Saint Vitus' dance (audio) \ or St. Vitus' dance \ -​ˈvī-​təs-​ How to pronounce Saint Vitus' dance (audio) , -​ˈvī-​tə-​səz-​ How to pronounce Saint Vitus' dance (audio) \ or St. Vitus's dance \ -​ˈvī-​tə-​səz-​ How to pronounce Saint Vitus' dance (audio) \

Definition of Saint Vitus' dance

: chorea especially : sydenham's chorea

First Known Use of Saint Vitus' dance

1621, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Saint Vitus' dance

St. Vitus, 3rd century Christian child martyr

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The first known use of Saint Vitus' dance was in 1621

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“Saint Vitus' dance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Saint%20Vitus%27%20dance. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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Saint Vitus' dance

noun
Saint Vi·​tus' dance
variants: or St. Vitus' dance \ -​ˌvīt-​əs(-​əz)-​ How to pronounce Saint Vitus' dance (audio) \ or Saint Vitus dance or St. Vitus dance \ -​ˌvīt-​əs-​ How to pronounce Saint Vitus' dance (audio) \ or Saint Vitus's dance or St. Vitus's dance \ -​ˌvīt-​əs(-​əz)-​ How to pronounce Saint Vitus' dance (audio) \

Medical Definition of Saint Vitus' dance

: chorea especially : sydenham's chorea

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