fan·​dan·​go | \ fan-ˈdaŋ-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce fandango (audio) \
plural fandangos

Definition of fandango

1 : a lively Spanish or Spanish-American dance in triple time that is usually performed by a man and a woman to the accompaniment of guitar and castanets also : music for this dance

Examples of fandango in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For fans of Latin jazz and socially stirring music of any kind, this fandango should be hard to match. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 June 2022 In the play, a group of these immigrants gather at a community center for a fandango, which is a festive celebration where stories are brought to life through live performance, music and dance. San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Nov. 2021 The festivities include a barbecue, hay rides, fandango dancing, a roping demonstration, music and both a live and silent auction. Steven Wayne Yvaska, The Mercury News, 3 Sep. 2019 At the same time, musicians from Veracruz began accepting invitations to travel to California to hold fandango workshops, amid a new wave of interest in roots music among American listeners. Robbie Whelan, WSJ, 8 Aug. 2018 To power this fandango, the company wants to lay a 188-mile natural gas pipeline under Cook Inlet. Christopher Solomon, Outside Online, 11 June 2018 This fandango has been going on for six freaking years. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, 25 Aug. 2017 In the frenzied world of college basketball, a sport teeming with rabid tantrum throwers, for foot-stomping, fandango-dancing pyrotechnics, no coach was quite as entertaining as the man the players called Daddy Mass. Bill Lyon,, 30 Aug. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of fandango

1770, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Fandango.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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