Definition of hula in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈhuːlə
(also hula-hula)


  • A dance performed by Hawaiian women, characterized by six basic steps, undulating hips, and gestures symbolizing or imitating natural phenomena or historical or mythological subjects.
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    • A brief featurette that looks at animating the hula dancing, an important part of Hawaiian culture.
    • Many of today's performers have had more formal dance training than their predecessors, embellishing the old bump-and-grind with samba, tap, belly dancing, jazz, hula, even capoeira.
    • Join in the revelry with the six-man entertainment group as they perform hula dances to the tune of Hawaiian guitars and songs.


early 19th century: Hawaiian.

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