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war dance

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Definition of war dance in English:

noun

A ceremonial dance performed before a battle or to celebrate victory.
Example sentences
  • While swinging swords or guns, men will dance a war dance.
  • They perform the tribal war dance in tribal costume.
  • The reader, of in this case spectator, is allowed to see just how the object played a role in elevating the senses and enlivening the spirit of the people, be it in performing a war dance, for hunting, or a celebrating a marriage.

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