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habanera

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noun ha·ba·ne·ra \ˌ(h)ä-bə-ˈner-ə\

Definition of habanera

  1. 1 :  a Cuban dance in slow duple time

  2. 2 :  the music for the habanera



Origin and Etymology of habanera

Spanish (danza) habanera, literally, Havanan dance


First Known Use: 1878


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