Definition of Ritual dancing
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 dancing
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1. Pagan & Christian Creeds: Their Origin and Meaning by Edward Carpenter (1920)
"... XI ritual dancing IT is unnecessary to labor the conclusion of the last two or three chapters, namely that Christianity grew out of the former Pagan ..."
2. Dancing by Lilly Grove Frazer, Lilly Grove, Percy Macquoid (1895)
"Still, I believe that there is ritual dancing to be found in the East. I have come across spare accounts of it in China ..."
3. The Prepalatial Cemeteries at Mochlos and Gournia and the House Tombs of by Jeffrey S. Soles (1992)
"toasts, libations to the dead, banquets in their honor, fumigations and the laying out of clean floors in the tombs, ritual dancing, and bull games have all ..."
4. Diversions of a Naturalist by Edwin Ray Lankester (1915)
"In the early days of the Church such ritual dancing, by both old and young, was a regular thing, as it was in the still earlier religious ceremonies of the ..."
5. The Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore: Terracotta Figurines of the Classical by Gloria S. Merker (2000)
"... whether or not the votive offering of dancer figurines indicates that ritual dancing actually took place in the Acrocorinth sanctuary (see pp. 58-59). ..."
6. America's Curious Botanist: A Tercentennial Reappraisal of John Bartram by Nancy Everill Hoffmann, John C. Van Horne (2004)
"The ritual dancing, rattle music and chanting, invocations to the Master of Breath to put participants in a friendly and open frame of mind, ritual use of ..."