Definition of middle passage in English:

middle passage

Line breaks: mid¦dle pas|sage


  • The sea journey undertaken by slave ships from West Africa to the West Indies.
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    • The cruelest step was the middle passage on slave ships across the Atlantic Ocean.
    • The journey from Haiti in the 1980s is like a new middle passage.
    • Through Mehuru's eyes, we see not only the horrific conditions of the middle passage, but also first impressions of white femininity.

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elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody