Definition of Ritual dance
1. Noun. A dance that is part of a religious ritual.
Generic synonyms: Dance, Dancing, Saltation, Terpsichore
Specialized synonyms: Apache Devil Dance, Dance Of Death, Danse Macabre, Ghost Dance, Pyrrhic, Rain Dance, Snake Dance, Sun Dance, War Dance
Group relationships: Rite, Ritual
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Literary usage of Ritual dance
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1. Dancing by Lilly Grove Frazer, Lilly Grove, Percy Macquoid (1895)
"CHAPTER IV THE ritual dance THE above title may appear incongruous to many, but before I attempt to carry the reader further into this subject I wish to ask ..."
2. Ancient Art and Ritual by Jane Ellen Harrison (1913)
"At first, of course, of the ritual dance, but not for long. That, we have seen, was doomed to a deadly monotony. In a Greek theatre there was not only ..."
3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1895)
"Three forms are chosen in support of the theory—the weapon dances, the ritual dance?, and the funeral and death dances. Weapons were once worshipped and ..."
4. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1902)
"... is a ritual dance performed on June 26, in front of the Cathedral of Xola, near Naples, in honor of San Paolino, who, on his return from Barbary, ..."
5. Pagan & Christian Creeds: Their Origin and Meaning by Edward Carpenter (1920)
"After a time a certain ritual dance (for rain) would become stereotyped and generally adopted. Or imagine a young Greek leading an invocation to Apollo to ..."