Definition of hula in English:

hula

Syllabification: hu·la
Pronunciation: /ˈho͞olə
 
/
(also hula-hula)

noun

A dance performed by Hawaiian women, characterized by six basic steps, undulating hips, and gestures symbolizing or imitating natural phenomena or historical or mythological subjects.
More example sentences
  • A brief featurette that looks at animating the hula dancing, an important part of Hawaiian culture.
  • Many of today's performers have had more formal dance training than their predecessors, embellishing the old bump-and-grind with samba, tap, belly dancing, jazz, hula, even capoeira.
  • Join in the revelry with the six-man entertainment group as they perform hula dances to the tune of Hawaiian guitars and songs.

Origin

early 19th century: Hawaiian.

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