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Definition of snake dance in English:

noun

A dance in which the performers handle live snakes or imitate the motions of snakes, in particular a ritual dance of the North American Hopi Indians involving the handling of live rattlesnakes.
Example sentences
  • One of the employees, draped in a sari, performed a snake dance, which enthralled the audience all through.
  • However, specific to Bangladesh are indigenous dances such as dhali, baul, maipuri, and snake dances.

verb

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(snake-dance) [no object] Perform a snake dance: he had them join hands and snake-dance in a long line around the lot
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  • Almost all of the rest of the students snake-danced at the rear of the exuberant parade.
  • Following the ceremony the students again snake-danced their way down Linden Lane and on to Boston proper where they once again celebrated the momentous Boston College victory.
  • After the game, as the Princeton fans snake-danced around the field, tossing their hats over the goalposts in celebration of Princeton's 20 to 0 victory, the Philadelphia councilmen hurried to the Princeton dressing rooms to thank Roper for the marvelous arrangements he had made for them.

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