malaguena

noun
ma·​la·​gue·​na | \ ˌma-lə-ˈgān-yə How to pronounce malaguena (audio) , ˌmä- \

Definition of malaguena

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

First Known Use of malaguena

1810, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for malaguena

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

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“Malaguena.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/malaguena. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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