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flamenco

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noun fla·men·co \flə-ˈmeŋ-(ˌ)kō\

Simple Definition of flamenco

  • : a fast and lively Spanish dance; also : music that is played for this type of dance

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of flamenco

plural

flamencos

  1. 1 :  a vigorous rhythmic dance style of the Andalusian Gypsies; also :  a dance in flamenco style

  2. 2 :  music or song suitable to accompany a flamenco dance

Origin and Etymology of flamenco

Spanish, from flamenco of the Gypsies, literally, Flemish, from Middle Dutch Vlaminc Fleming


First Known Use: 1896


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