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Saltos de línea: ab¦hi|naya
Pronunciación: /əb(h)ɪˈnɑːjə

Definición de abhinaya en inglés:


[mass noun]
(In Indian dance) expressive techniques used to convey a theme, mood, or idea.
Example sentences
  • The closer the spectator is to the dancer, the greater impact the abhinaya will have.
  • He had distaste for loudness in footwork or abhinaya.
  • She was a rarity; all of her abhinaya was improvised.


Sanskrit, from abhi 'towards' + ni 'carry', literally 'carry towards (an audience)'.

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