noun \bə-ˈler-(ˌ)ō, -ˈle-rō\

: a type of Spanish dance; also : the music for this dance

: a short jacket that does not close at the front

plural bo·le·ros

Full Definition of BOLERO

:  a Spanish dance characterized by sharp turns, stamping of the feet, and sudden pauses in a position with one arm arched over the head; also :  music in 34 time for a bolero
:  a loose waist-length jacket open at the front

Origin of BOLERO

First Known Use: 1787

Other Dance Terms

attitude, honor, saltatory, sashay, taw


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