Definition of Mohiniattam in English:

Mohiniattam

(also Mohini-attam, Mohini Attam)

noun

  • Any of a repertory of Indian dances for women on the theme of love, originally from Kerala in south-western India.

Origin

1940s. From Tamil mohinīāṭṭam from Mohinī, the name in Sanskrit of a celestial nymph or apsara, regarded as the supreme seductress of Hindu mythology (from Sanskrit mohinī, feminine of mohin bewildering, infatuating) + Tamil āṭṭam dance.

Pronunciation

Mohiniattam

/məʊˈhiːnɪˌatam/