Definition of bolero
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
Recent Examples of bolero from the Web
Aug. 27 Few are as adept as Ozomatli at fusing funk, hip-hop, reggae and rock with such Latin music styles that includes cumbia, merengue, boleros and more.
La Bruja (Caridad de la Luz), Calma Carmona and Nina Rodríguez, three singers with soulful vocals and theatrical stage presence that would make La Lupe proud, will perform songs from her repertoire of boleros, salsa, son and boogaloo numbers.
The Cuban native is a Miami nightlife institution known for his classic bolero stylings, lusty laugh and all-night-long enthusiasm.
This ostrich-feather bolero vest evokes the romantic Belle Époque fashions inspired by Parisian burlesque dancers.
On Friday, Melania Trump wore a powder-blue cashmere dress and matching bolero jacket by the designer as her husband, Donald J. Trump, was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.
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Origin and Etymology of bolero
First Known Use: 1787See Words from the same year
BOLERO Defined for English Language Learners
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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