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bel·ly dance

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  1. belly dance, belly dancing, danse du ventre(verb)

    a Middle Eastern dance in which the dancer makes sensuous movements of the hips and abdomen

  2. belly dance(verb)

    perform a belly dance


  1. belly dance(Noun)

    A traditional form of dance from the Middle East, characterized by movements of the abdominal muscles.

    Etymology: A loan translation of French danse du ventre. First attested in English in the 1890s.


  1. Belly dance

    Belly dance or bellydance is a Western-coined name for "solo, improvised dances based on torso articulation" originating from the Middle East, especially raqs sharqi. Other names which are sometimes used for the dance in English speaking countries include Oriental Dance, Arabic dance. Belly dance takes many different forms depending on the country and region, both in costume and dance style, and new styles have evolved in the West as its popularity has spread globally.

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  1. bellydance


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of belly dance in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of belly dance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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