Recreation and Sports

rain dance
a ritual dance intended to bring rain
 
danse macabre
a medieval dance in which a skeleton representing death leads a procession of others to the grave
 
professional tennis
playing tennis for money
 
softball
a game closely resembling baseball that is played on a smaller diamond and with a ball that is larger and softer
 
crooning
singing in a soft low tone
 
crooning
the act of singing popular songs in a sentimental manner
 
ducking
hunting ducks
 
blood sport
sport that involves killing animals (especially hunting)
 
variation
(ballet) a solo dance or dance figure
 
skating
the sport of gliding on skates
 
dog show
a competitive exhibition of dogs
 
parlay
a series of wagers in which the winnings from one wager are used as a stake for the subsequent wagers
 
highland fling
a vigorous Scottish reel
 
professional wrestling
wrestling for money
 
Charleston
an American ballroom dance in syncopated rhythm; popular early in the 20th century
 
spin
a distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion)
 
game
frivolous or trifling behavior
 
diving
a headlong plunge into water
 
lottery
players buy (or are given) chances and prizes are distributed by casting lots
 
charades
guessing game in which one player pantomimes a word or phrase for others to guess
 
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