devil dance

noun

Definition of devil dance

1 : a grotesque and often obscene impersonation of an evil spirit usually with the aid of a mask that is important in some Asian curative rites and stage dramas and popular in European carnivals as a remnant of medieval miracle plays
2 : apache devil dance

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“Devil dance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/devil%20dance. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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