jota

noun jo·ta \ ˈhōtə , -ō(ˌ)tä \

Definition of jota

plural -s
1 :a Spanish folk dance in ³/₄ time performed by a man and a woman to intricate castanet and heel rhythms
2 :the music of the jota

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Origin and Etymology of jota

Spanish, probably from Old Spanish sota dance, from sotar to dance, from Latin saltare


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of jota


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