hula

[ hoo-luh ]
/ ˈhu lə /

noun

a sinuous Hawaiian native dance with intricate arm movements that tell a story in pantomime, usually danced to rhythmic drumming and accompanied by chanting.

Origin of hula

Borrowed into English from Hawaiian around 1815–25
Also called hu·la-hu·la.
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hula

hula-hula

/ (ˈhuːlə) /

noun

a Hawaiian dance performed by a woman

Word Origin for hula

from Hawaiian
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