malaguena

noun

ma·​la·​gue·​na ˌma-lə-ˈgān-yə How to pronounce malaguena (audio)
ˌmä-
1
: a folk tune native to Málaga that is similar to a fandango
2
: a Spanish dance for couples that is similar to a fandango

Word History

Etymology

Spanish malagueña, from feminine of malagueño of Málaga, from Málaga

First Known Use

1810, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of malaguena was in 1810

Dictionary Entries Near malaguena

Cite this Entry

“Malaguena.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/malaguena. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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