Definition of monkey dance in English:

monkey dance

Pronunciation /ˈmʌŋkɪ dɑːns/ /ˈmʌŋkɪ dans/


  • Any of various tribal or folk dances involving imitation of monkeys, specifically the Balinese kecak dance, in which seated singers play the part of monkey soldiers.


Late 18th century; earliest use found in Georg Forster (1754–1794), traveller and naturalist. From monkey + dance.