a solo dance of Middle Eastern origin, performed by a woman with midriff exposed, emphasizing movements of the pelvis and abdominal muscles.
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Also called danse du ventre .
Origin of belly dance
First recorded in 1895–1900
OTHER WORDS FROM belly dancebelly dancer, nounbelly dancing, noun
Words nearby belly dance
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The woman is question is 20-year-old Lizzi Miller, plus-size model and belly-dance enthusiast who wears a size 12-14.
British Dictionary definitions for belly dance
a sensuous and provocative dance of Middle Eastern origin, performed by women, with undulating movements of the hips and abdomen
(intr) to perform such a dance
Derived forms of belly dancebelly dancer, noun
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