habanera


ha·ba·ne·ra

noun \ˌ(h)ä-bə-ˈner-ə\

Definition of HABANERA

1
:  a Cuban dance in slow duple time
2
:  the music for the habanera

Origin of HABANERA

Spanish (danza) habanera, literally, Havanan dance
First Known Use: 1878

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