Definition of hula hoop in English:

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hula hoop

Pronunciation:
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noun

A large hoop spun around the body by gyrating the hips, for play or exercise.
Example sentences
  • You've got the Heavy Hoop, a three-pound hula hoop designed by a personal trainer.
  • But it's like asking people in plastics research why the hula hoop was successful.
  • Like the yo-yo, the hula hoop, and the Mohican haircut, vehicle fads come and go.

verb

(hula-hoop) [no object] (usually as noun hula-hooping)
Spin a hula hoop around the body by gyrating the hips: hula-hooping is back, and adults, rather than children, are driving the new craze
More example sentences
  • She was the amateur video gamer who won millions of YouTube fans by hula hooping.
  • She swung her hips in what looked like a parody of an uncoordinated child learning to hula-hoop.
  • We had a good time, there was lots of hula hooping.

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Syllabification: hu·la hoop

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