shadow dance

  1. a dance in which shadows of the dancers are cast on a screen.

Origin of shadow dance

First recorded in 1905–10

Words Nearby shadow dance Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use shadow dance in a sentence

  • She said that Mignon told her last night that Jerry had hired Veronica to come to the party and do that shadow dance.

  • At the end of their labors, Frieda and Jean started a shadow dance with a big red tablecloth which Ruth had washed none too clean.

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  • Then came a great social event, the annual "mask and shadow dance" of a local political organization.

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  • In the half darkness Polly danced a shadow dance and then flung her arms about her friend.

  • Ceres sat before the hearth with the child in her lap, and the fire-light making her shadow dance upon the ceiling overhead.