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- n. An urban style of acrobatic street dance that was part of the hip hop culture of New York City in the late 20th century
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a type of solo dancing in which the dancer performs elaborate footwork, pantomime, and various acrobatic movements, such as spinning head stands or spinning on the back, and usually containing much improvization. It was first performed by male teenagers in the 1970's, in small informal groups on the streets, and is often performed to the accompaniment of rap music or other rock music with a rapid, strong beat.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a form of solo dancing that involves rapid acrobatic moves in which different parts of the body touch the ground; normally performed to the rhythm of rap music
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