Definition of sun dance in English:

sun dance

Syllabification: sun dance

noun

  • A dance performed by North American Plains Indians in honor of the sun and to prove bravery by overcoming pain.
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    • It was an object that had been prayed over, if you will, by the leaders of the sun dance, and it had been around the sun dance fire.
    • Even their most sacred religious ceremony, the sun dance, has been disrupted by federal agents who ordered the ceremonial grounds to be flattened by bulldozers.
    • Earlier that summer, perhaps in late June, Crazy Horse's people had hosted a sun dance.

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Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody