hula skirt

/ˈhulə skɜt/ (say 'hoohluh skert)

1. a skirt made of grass blades bound to a waistband and worn by a hula dancer.
2. any similar skirt made in plastic, etc.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • hula skirt — 1. a skirt made of long stems of grass bound to a waistband, worn typically by a Hawaiian hula dancer. 2. an imitation of this skirt made of any material. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • hula skirt — noun a long grass skirt as worn by a hula dancer …   English new terms dictionary

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  • hula-hula — noun a Polynesian rain dance performed by a woman • Syn: ↑hula, ↑Hawaiian dancing • Hypernyms: ↑rain dance * * * noun see hula I * * * /hooh leuh hooh leuh/, n. a sinuous Hawaiian native dance with intricate arm movements that tell a story in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hula — n. (also hula hula) a Polynesian dance performed by women, with flowing movements of the arms. Phrases and idioms: hula hoop a large hoop for spinning round the body with hula like movements. hula skirt a long grass skirt. Etymology: Hawaiian …   Useful english dictionary

  • skirt — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. overskirt, kilt, petticoat, farthingale, coattail; purlieu, borderland, edge, margin, outskirts; slang, woman, girl. See clothing, female. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. kilt, fustanella, kirtle, petticoat,… …   English dictionary for students

  • hula — [ho͞o′lə] n. 〚Haw〛 a native Hawaiian dance marked by flowing, pantomimic gestures: also hula hula * * * hu·la (ho͞oʹlə) also hu·la hu·la (ho͞o lə ho͞oʹlə) n. A Polynesian dance characterized by undulating hips, miming movements of the arms and… …   Universalium

  • Hula — This article is about the Hawaiian dance. For other uses, see Hula (disambiguation). Hula kahiko performance in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park …   Wikipedia

  • skirt — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ long, short ▪ She was wearing a short denim skirt. ▪ ankle length, calf length, knee length ▪ tight …   Collocations dictionary

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