Definition of sword dance in English:

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sword dance

Pronunciation: /ˈsô(ə)rd ˌdans/

noun

A dance in which the performers brandish swords or step around swords laid on the ground, originally as a tribal preparation for war or as a victory celebration.
Example sentences
  • Competitors danced the Highland fling, the sword dance, the sean triubhais, the Highland reel, the sailors hornpipe, the Irish Jig and other dances, preferably to the music of the bagpipe.
  • Jhumar, Sammi, Luddi, and the sword dance are all popular folk dances of the Punjab.
  • The sword dance is done with blunt wooden-handled swords which are about 20 inches in length.

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Syllabification: sword dance

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