sun dance

noun, often capitalized S&D

Definition of sun dance

: a solo or group solstice rite of American Indians

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The sun danced off the hillsides, illuminating the white houses with terracotta roofs. Jeff Greer, The Courier-Journal, "Heaven on earth? This Courier Journal sports writer thinks he found it," 29 June 2018 Some blocks are as big as cars, and the sun dancing off the geometric piles creates a dazzling winter display. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "5 places other than the ice caves to see ice formations in Wisconsin," 5 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of sun dance

1849, in the meaning defined above

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