baile

noun
bai·​le | \ ˈbīˌlā \
plural -s

Definition of baile

Southwest
: dance : a social gathering for dancing specifically : one at which Spanish or Mexican folk dances are performed

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of baile

1844, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for baile

Spanish, from bailar to dance, from Old Spanish, modification of Old Provençal balar, from Late Latin ballare

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about baile

Time Traveler for baile

Time Traveler

The first known use of baile was in 1844

See more words from the same year

Statistics for baile

Cite this Entry

“Baile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baile. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on baile

Spanish Central: Translation of baile

Comments on baile

What made you want to look up baile? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

May 2020 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a blooming wisteria tree
  • Which is a synonym of exiguous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!