Belly dance



a solo dance of Middle Eastern origin, performed by a woman with midriff exposed, emphasizing movements of the pelvis and abdominal muscles.
Contemporary Examples

Iran’s Becoming a Footloose Nation as Dance Lessons Spread IranWire January 1, 2015

noun
a sensuous and provocative dance of Middle Eastern origin, performed by women, with undulating movements of the hips and abdomen
verb
(intransitive) to perform such a dance
n.

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