sword dance

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noun

any of various dances, usually performed by men, in which swords are ceremonially flourished or are laid on the ground and danced around.

Origin of sword dance

First recorded in 1595–1605
Related formssword dancer, noun
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sword dance


noun

a dance in which the performers dance nimbly over swords on the ground or brandish them in the air
Derived Formssword dancer, nounsword dancing, noun
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