snake-dance

verb
\ ˈsnāk-ˌdan(t)s How to pronounce snake-dance (audio) \
snake-danced; snake-dancing; snake-dances

Definition of snake-dance

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to engage in a snake dance

snake dance

noun

Definition of snake dance (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a ceremonial dance in which snakes or their images are handled, invoked, or symbolically imitated by individual sinuous actions
2 : a group progression in a single-file serpentine path (as in celebration of an athletic victory)

First Known Use of snake-dance

Verb

1922, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1772, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Snake-dance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snake-dance. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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