noun plural but singular or plural in construction

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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alegrias was in 1922

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“Alegrias.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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