(especially among American Indians) a ritualistic dance performed to bring rain.
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How to use rain dance in a sentence
This week, the broadcast networks once again presented their annual rain dance known as upfront presentations.
My pulse was jumping lumpily, my lungs refusing to work right, my head doing a Hopi rain dance.The Old Die Rich | Horace Leonard Gold
If he wishes for sun or wind or rain, "he summons his tribe, and dances a sun dance or a wind dance or a rain dance."Political and Literary essays, 1908-1913 | Evelyn Baring
With spectacular ceremonial and regalia the Indians staged their "rain dance."Land of the Burnt Thigh | Edith Eudora Kohl
He wished he'd acted more grown up that night they watched the rain dance at the pueblo.Slingshot | Irving W. Lande
One of the most usual of their dances, managed something like our ballets, is called the Rain-dance.The Sunshade | Octave Uzanne