Definition of Silat in English:

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Silat

Pronunciation: /siˈlat/

noun

The Malay art of self-defense, practiced as a martial art or accompanied by drums as a ceremonial display or dance.
Example sentences
  • This week I want to cast my net a little bit further, and discuss some similarities between modern grappling and Indonesian Silat.
  • Believe it or not, I first came across Omo Plata as a finishing hold in Indonesian Silat.
  • While still deadly, Silat is also presented with music as a traditional folk dance.

Origin

Malay.

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Syllabification: Si·lat

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