verb (used without object), snake-danced, snake-danc·ing.
Origin of snake-dance
Definition for snake-dance (2 of 2)
Origin of snake dance
Examples from the Web for snake-dance
The snake-dance itself took place in the afternoon at five o'clock.
Remember the sacred bull of Egypt and the snake-dance of the Hopi.The Tyranny of the Dark|Hamlin Garland
He said sneeringly that Maskelyne and Cooke in music had come to life, and suggested a snake-dance.Pierre And His People, [Tales of the Far North], Complete|Gilbert Parker
There was, when last presented, no special dress adopted for the snake-dance, and the horn rattle is used also in other dances.Contribution to Passamaquoddy Folk-Lore|J. Walter Fewkes
Among those at the snake-dance was a Franciscan priest, who has done much good work on the Navajo reservation.
British Dictionary definitions for snake-dance
- the swaying movements of snakes responding to a snake charmer
- a Hindu dance in which performers imitate such snake movements