from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Shawn, Ted 1891-1972. American dancer and choreographer noted for his partnership with Ruth Saint Denis. Together they founded the Denishawn Dance School (1915), for which he choreographed works based on Native American themes.

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  • proper n. A male given name, popular in the US in the 1970s.
  • proper n. A female given name, transferred from the male name.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. United States dancer and choreographer who collaborated with Ruth Saint Denis (1891-1972)


An anglicized spelling of Seán, the Irish equivalent of John, originally meaning "Jehovah has been gracious" in Hebrew. (Wiktionary)



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