Saint Vitus's dance

Saint Vitus's dance
/vuy"teuh siz/.
See St. Vitus's dance.
Also, Saint Vitus' dance.

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  • Saint Vitus's dance — Saint Saint (s[=a]nt), n. [F., fr. L. sanctus sacred, properly p. p. of sancire to render sacred by a religious act, to appoint as sacred; akin to sacer sacred. Cf. {Sacred}, {Sanctity}, {Sanctum}, {Sanctus}.] 1. A person sanctified; a holy or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • saint vitus's dance — ˈvīd.əs(ə̇z) , ˈvītəs(ə̇z) noun Usage: usually capitalized S&V Etymology: after St. Vitus, 3d century Christian child martyr who was invoked by sufferers from chorea : chorea * * * /vuy teuh siz/. See St. Vitus s dance. Also, Saint Vitus dance …   Useful english dictionary

  • Saint Vitus's dance — noun see Saint Vitus dance …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Saint Vitus's dance — Saint Vi′tus s (or Vi′tus ) dance′ [[t]ˈvaɪ tə sɪz[/t]] n. pat chorea 2) …   From formal English to slang

  • saint vitus's dance — Chorea …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Saint Vitus' dance — Saint Vitus s dance, named after Saint Vitus, may refer to:* Medieval dancing mania * Chorea (disease) or Sydenham s chorea, a movement disorder * The song St. Vitus Dance by the British metal band Black Sabbath on their album Black Sabbath, Vol… …   Wikipedia

  • Saint Vitus' dance — Saint Vi·tus dance also Saint Vitus s dance .vīt əs( əz) n CHOREA esp SYDENHAM S CHOREA Vitus Saint (d ca 300) Italian martyr. Saint Vitus is believed by some to have lived during the reign of the Roman emperor Diocletian. According to legend,… …   Medical dictionary

  • Saint Vitus' dance — noun Etymology: Saint Vitus, 3d century Christian child martyr Date: 1621 chorea called also Saint Vitus s dance …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Saint Vitus' dance — [vī′təs] n. 〚after St. Vitus, 3d c. patron saint of persons having chorea〛 CHOREA: also St. Vitus s dance * * * …   Universalium

  • Saint Vitus' dance — [vī′təs] n. [after St. Vitus, 3d c. patron saint of persons having chorea] CHOREA: also St. Vitus s dance …   English World dictionary

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