shadow dance

noun

: a dance shown by throwing the shadows of dancers on a screen

Examples of shadow dance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At a nexus of physics and the imagination, each of these breakthroughs is a kind of shadow dance of the other, in that each inculcates, as a value, the idea that every individual exists within their own space-time continuum. William Benton, The New Yorker, 8 Feb. 2023 The Top 10 was rounded out by singer Angelina Jordan, shadow dance group Silhouettes, dog tricks act Alexa Lauenburger, dance group Boogie Storm and accordionist Hans, who finally made up with Cowell. Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, 18 Feb. 2020 On a warm summer afternoon, a light breeze sweeps through the mesh screen on the side of my tent, ruffling the canvas roof and sending maple leaf shadows dancing above my head. Terri Colby, chicagotribune.com, 11 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shadow dance was circa 1909

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“Shadow dance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shadow%20dance. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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