jota

noun
jo·​ta | \ ˈhōtə, -ō(ˌ)tä \
plural -s

Definition of jota

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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History and Etymology for jota

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

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“Jota.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jota. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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