Definition of hora in English:


Syllabification: ho·ra
Pronunciation: /ˈhôrə, ˈhōrə
(also horah)


  • A Romanian or Israeli dance in which the performers form a ring.
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    • The national dance is the hora, a circle dance performed at festive occasions.
    • One of the most common and generalized folk dances is the hora (circle dance), danced by men and women holding hands.
    • The two began to dance a hora in the street, moving to one side, then the other.


late 19th century: from Romanian horă, Hebrew hōrāh.

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