belly dancing

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n belly dancing 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:

The 'Cheers' of coffeehouses provides great coffee and even some belly dancing .
Of coffeehouses provides great coffee and even some belly dancing .
GEORGE GONGORA/SPECIAL TO THE CALLER-TIMES Rosana Acevedo (left) follows the instruction from belly dance teacher Seir during a course at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
GEORGE GONGORA/SPECIAL TO THE CALLER-TIMES Adriana Munoz (from left), Amanda Barrera and Rosana Acevedo watch instructor Seir belly dance during a course at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
GEORGE GONGORA/SPECIAL TO THE CALLER-TIMES Students enrolled in a belly dance class at Texas A&M University-Kingsville mimic the movements of instructor Seir during one of the classes.
For those of you who like to have fun while exercising, Beauty Buff recommends belly dancing your problems (and fat) away.
Belly dance your problems away.
From belly dancing to martial arts, Claremont fall recreation classes announced.
Don't call it belly dancing .
Welcome to Anam Cara Dance Company, part belly dancing class, part fitness routine, part stress-reduction seminar, part female-bonding opportunity.
FAIRBANKS — Belly dance isn't just about dancing.
Joyce Young was a single mother putting herself through college when she enrolled in her first belly dancing class in 2000.
Northborough – After some hesitation, the Northborough Board of Selectmen approved a measure that will allow belly dancing at a local restaurant, Zem Han.
On any given night in New York City, Anna Leah Jacobson might be belly dancing or editing a film, such as the documentary short she shot about bohemian dancing.
Bono and a Belly Dance.
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