hula

[hoo-luh]
noun
a sinuous Hawaiian native dance with intricate arm movements that tell a story in pantomime, usually danced to rhythmic drumming and accompanied by chanting.
Also called hula-hula.


Origin:
1815–25; < Hawaiian

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hula or hula-hula (ˈhuːlə)
 
n
a Hawaiian dance performed by a woman
 
[from Hawaiian]
 
hula-hula or hula-hula
 
n
 
[from Hawaiian]

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hula
"traditional dance of Hawaii," 1825, from Hawaiian. Hula hoop first recorded 1958.
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Example sentences
Showering after gym went the way of hula hoops long ago.
The ceremony concludes with music and hula performances at the historic site.
There is more to do on the island than the stereotypical luau or hula show that's often marketed to tourists.
At night there are the hula dancers to giggle at when their hips shake back and forth making a funny wiggle.
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