1. an intricate traditional dance in India performed by professional dancing girls
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How To Use nautch In A Sentence

  • They had ceased to patronise the nautch, and in its stead preferred English music or military bands.
  • They would send me portraits of fabulous guys with beards, smoking hookahs and watching nautch girls.
  • She writes of being a spectator in an exotic world of jugglers, tumblers, snake charmers, fire-eaters, and nautch girls.
  • The musically inclined colonizers, even during the time of Warren Hastings used to refer to dancers as 'nautch' girls (naach for dance in hindi) and even used to host 'nautch' parties in their residence; some of them even attempted to play their raga based music on harpsichords. ChennaiOnline Articles
  • There were performances by the ubiquitous nautch girls.
  • I let out an astonishing noise, and was trying to steady myself for a plunge, but she checked me with a lifted hand, slid one foot forward, crooked her arms like a nautch-dancer, and came gliding slowly towards me, swaying that splendid golden nakedness in time to the throbbing of the music beneath our feet. Fiancée
  • Weddings and other festive occasions are observed with much enthusiasm and are often celebrated with feasting, and sometimes with nautch girls.
  • It has the taint of the louche, as did its forebear, the nautch show.
  • Ruler Nasir al-Din Haidar appears in Kettle's portrait wearing a European-style crown, while a 1786-88 portrait of Antoine-Louis Henri Polier, a French officer and tireless art collector, shows a mustachioed European in caftan and turban sitting on cushions watching a nautch girl caught middance, one arm raised, an ankle encircled in bells. Where East Met West To Wondrous Effect
  • But Polly's was like the mad and lawless ceremonial of some heathen temple where incense arose and nautch girls writhed. BY THE TURTLES OF TASMAN
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