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1. -an ancient Roman dramatic performance featuring a solo dancer and a narrative chorus
-any of various dramatic or dancing performances in which a story is told by expressive bodily or facial movements of the performers
2. -conveyance of a story by bodily or facial movements especially in drama or dance
a: to twist into coils or folds
b: to twist so as to distort : wrench
c: to twist (the body or a bodily part) in pain
to shrink away or crouch especially for shelter from something that menaces, domineers, or dismays
1: markedly short and abrupt
2: blunt in manner or speech often to the point of ungracious harshness
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