gua·​ji·​ra | \ gwäˈhirə \
plural -s

Definition of guajira

: a Cuban peasant dance tune or song whose rhythm shifts from ⁶/₈ to ³/₄ time while the eighth note retains the same time value

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History and Etymology for guajira

American Spanish (Cuba), literally, peasant woman

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“Guajira.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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