Share this entry

Share this page

sun dance

Line breaks: sun dance

Definition of sun dance in English:

noun

A dance performed by North American Indians in honour of the sun: [as modifier]: the Sun Dance pole was already up
More example sentences
  • 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.

Definition of sun dance in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day peart
Pronunciation: pərt
adjective
lively; cheerful