bolero

noun bo·le·ro \ bə-ˈler-(ˌ)ō , -ˈle-rō \
Updated on: 5 Feb 2018

Definition of bolero

plural boleros
1 : a Spanish dance characterized by sharp turns, stamping of the feet, and sudden pauses in a position with one arm arched over the head; also : music in ³/₄ time for a bolero
2 : a loose waist-length jacket open at the front

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Origin and Etymology of bolero

Spanish

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BOLERO Defined for English Language Learners

bolero

noun

Definition of bolero for English Language Learners

  • : a type of Spanish dance; also : the music for this dance

  • : a short jacket that does not close at the front


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