animal dance

noun

Definition of animal dance

: a stylized dance (as among American Indians) imitating or suggestive of the movements of an animal or bird (as a bear or owl) often marked by the use of masks

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First Known Use of animal dance

1879, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of animal dance was in 1879

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“Animal dance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/animal%20dance. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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