Definition of nritya in US English:

nritya

(also nrtya)

noun

South Asian
  • A type of Indian dance through which stories, ideas, or emotions are expressed.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Horace Wilson (1786–1860), Sanskritist. From Sanskrit nṛtya dancing, acting from nṛt- to dance.

Pronunciation

nritya

/n(ə)ˈrɪtjə/