belly dance

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v belly dance perform a belly dance
    • n belly dance a Middle Eastern dance in which the dancer makes sensuous movements of the hips and abdomen
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Usage

In literature:

She dances, capers, wagging her sowish haunches and her hips, on her gross belly flapping a ruby egg.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
It twists and turns like a dancing girl, and the houses bulge out like pot-bellied gluttons.
"The Fat and the Thin" by Emile Zola
When barks are intoxicated, they dance as men do; and that one, in truth, had her belly full of liquor.
"The Fête At Coqueville 1907" by Emile Zola
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In poetry:

Those dozen girls made of light air
are dancing on the green lawn,
gently the wind is modelling their bodies,
breasts, hips, a dimple on the belly there —
open fast, oh my eyes.
"Dance of Girls' Chemesis" by Jaroslav Seifert

In news:

"You'll never be pushed to show your belly," says Cynthia Topp, who started belly dancing in 2007.
Belly dancing in Ventura.
An all men's belly dance class with Portia Bray will be held at ZanZilla in Ventura beginning April 3, concluding April 24.
Belly dancing sinks woman's disability claim.
When one thinks of fitness classes, belly dancing might not come to mind.
But belly dance can be an effective, fun way to get a workout.
Discussion, on the Belly-dancing Convention taking place at the South Point.
Will have Moroccan Night this Wednesday, with a Moroccan menu starting at 4 pm and belly dancing from 8 to 10 p.m. Plankinton Ave, is having the event monthly.
Egyptian belly dancer Juliet "Zahra" Kulig performs a traditional stick dance with a cane during the 17th Annual Orange County Kwanzaa celebration at the Ebell Club in Santa Ana, Calif The Associated Press.
Spiro's Greek Island where the moussaka comes with a belly dance.
"Its a great misconception that belly dancing exists to entertain men," says instructor and performer " Shakti ".
The mysterious and beautiful art of belly dance has caught the attention of men and women in the west since the early 19th century, and this Saturday Louisville women have the chance to learn its basics.
Lawrence embraces the swaying subculture of belly dance.
Belly dance-based workout employs 'holistic' approach to fitness.
His family would gather frequently for a mahrajan, parties that included belly dancing and music.
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