mu·​dra | \ mə-ˈdrä How to pronounce mudra (audio) \

Definition of mudra

: one of the symbolic hand gestures used in religious ceremonies and dances of India and in yoga

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Layavinyasa School of Dance and Music, led by Sarada Nori Akella, will demonstrate Kuchipudi dance, including the hand gestures, or mudras, rhythmic patterns, and facial expressions used in this dance form., "Community News For The Manchester Edition," 21 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of mudra

1811, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mudra

Sanskrit mudrā

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