bolero

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noun bo·le·ro \bə-ˈler-(ˌ)ō, -ˈle-rō\

Definition of bolero

plural

boleros

  1. 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 34 time for a bolero

  2. 2 :  a loose waist-length jacket open at the front

Origin and Etymology of bolero

Spanish


First Known Use: 1787

Other Dance Terms


BOLERO Defined for English Language Learners

bolero

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noun bo·le·ro \bə-ˈler-(ˌ)ō, -ˈle-rō\

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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