Definitions

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

  • n. See voodoo.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of voodoo.

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  • n. a religious cult practiced chiefly in Caribbean countries (especially Haiti); involves witchcraft and animistic deities

Etymologies

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

Haitian Creole, from Ewe vodu or Fon vodun.

Examples

  • I use the term vodoun because it seems to me to be phonetically the most accurate.

    The Serpent and the Rainbow

  • Tabou Combo's music is aimed squarely at the dance floor -- mixing Haitian meringue, rara vodoun percussion with kompa and elements of Brazilian music, soukous and funk.

    Jim Luce: International Community Gathers for "Uni Haiti" at Upper East Gala

  • I was raised in a very un-American household listening to Haitian kompas and vodoun music when my mom was home, and straight up Italian opera when my dad was.

    Mihal Freinquel: When Style Meets Music: Tecla Esposito

  • Although historians are in disagreement about whether or not the legenday Bois Caiman vodoun ceremony is fact or myth, or even if it was the pivotal moment that led to the Haitian slave uprising, I do know the moment is annually celebrated on the island as the beginning of revolution.

    The Woman Who Started the Haitian Revolution

  • You may want to find a more obscure island on which to combine Haitian smuggling and vodoun.

    HH Com 376

  • You can achieve those “fractal patterns” through deep meditation or any variety of ecstatic religious experiences/practices, be they Christian, vodoun, pagan, Sufi, etc.

    L.S.D., R.I.P.

  • Venues for spiritual healing range widely and include home altars, shrines of vodoun practitioners, Protestant and Roman Catholic churches, synagogues, and prayer chains on the Internet.

    OUR BODIES, OURSELVES

  • Other traditional healing practices include Puerto Rican espiritismo, Mexican-American curanderismo, Haitian vodoun, and Hmong folk practices.

    OUR BODIES, OURSELVES

  • But off all the places for vodoun, would you choose Norwich?

    Wanna buy a few bridges?

  • In vodoun society, the physician is also the priest, for the condition of the spirit is as important as—and in fact, determines—the physical state of the body.

    The Serpent and the Rainbow

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