alegrias

noun plural but singular or plural in construction
ale·​gri·​as | \ ˌa-lə-ˈgrē-əs, ˌä- \

Definition of alegrias

: a solo flamenco dance performed by a woman and marked by many intricate heelwork variations

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First Known Use of alegrias

1922, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alegrias

Spanish alegrías, plural of alegría, literally, gaiety, happiness

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“Alegrias.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alegrias. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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