belly dance

noun
|Updated on: 1 Jul 2018

Definition of belly dance

: a usually solo dance emphasizing movements of the belly

belly dance

intransitive verb

belly dancer

noun

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First Known Use of belly dance

1899

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BELLY DANCE Defined for English Language Learners

belly dance

Definition of belly dance for English Language Learners

  • : a type of Middle Eastern dance done by a woman who makes rhythmic movements with her hips and belly


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