shadow dance

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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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Cite this Entry

“Shadow dance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shadow%20dance. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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