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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A solo dance performed by a woman and characterized by sinuous hip and abdominal movements.

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  • n. A traditional form of dance from the Middle East, characterized by movements of the abdominal muscles.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a Middle Eastern dance in which the dancer makes sensuous movements of the hips and abdomen
  • v. perform a belly dance

Etymologies

A loan translation of French danse du ventre. First attested in English in the 1890s. (Wiktionary)

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