belly dancing

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  • belly dancing — noun a Middle Eastern dance in which the dancer makes sensuous movements of the hips and abdomen • Syn: ↑belly dance, ↑danse du ventre • Derivationally related forms: ↑belly dance (for: ↑belly dance) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • belly dancing — dancing in a Middle Eastern style characterized by moving the stomach …   English contemporary dictionary

  • belly dance — n. a dance of eastern Mediterranean origin characterized by a twisting of the abdomen, sinuous hip movements, etc. belly dance vi. belly danced, belly dancing belly dancer n …   English World dictionary

  • belly dance — n a dance from the Middle East in which a woman moves her stomach and ↑hips around >belly dancer n >belly dancing n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • belly dance — belly ,dance noun count a dance from the Middle East performed by a woman using controlled movements of the HIPS and stomach ╾ belly ,dancer noun count ╾ belly ,dancing noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • belly dance — belly dancer. belly dancing. an Oriental solo dance, performed by a woman with midriff exposed, emphasizing movements of the pelvis and abdominal muscles. Also called danse du ventre. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • Belly dance — Oriental dance redirects here. For other forms of dance from the Middle East, see Middle Eastern dance. For the single by Akon, see Belly Dancer (Bananza). Raqs Sharqi dancer Chryssanthi Sahar Scharf in Heidelberg …   Wikipedia

  • belly dance — I noun a Middle Eastern dance in which the dancer makes sensuous movements of the hips and abdomen • Syn: ↑belly dancing, ↑danse du ventre • Hypernyms: ↑stage dancing, ↑choreography II verb …   Useful english dictionary

  • belly — n. & v. n. (pl. ies) 1 the part of the human body below the chest, containing the stomach and bowels. 2 the stomach, esp. representing the body s need for food. 3 the front of the body from the waist to the groin. 4 the underside of a four legged …   Useful english dictionary

  • belly dance — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms belly dance : singular belly dance plural belly dances a dance from the Middle East performed by a woman using controlled movements of the hips and stomach Derived words: belly dancer noun countable Word forms… …   English dictionary

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