merengue

noun
me·​ren·​gue | \ mə-ˈreŋ-(ˌ)gā How to pronounce merengue (audio) \

Definition of merengue

: a ballroom dance of Haitian and Dominican origin in 2/4 time in which one foot is dragged on every step also : the music for a merengue

Examples of merengue in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Separate the eggs, and keep the whites to use somewhere else—like a merengue or your Whiskey Sour. Jason O'bryan, Robb Report, 14 Dec. 2021 Set to a merengue beat, the lyrics riffed on the possible extradition of the country’s two-term president to the United States. Washington Post, 27 Nov. 2021 Guerra, meanwhile, honored Johnny Ventura, the late Dominican merengue legend and politician. Washington Post, 7 Oct. 2021 After Trujillo’s assassination in 1961, Mr. Ventura helped bring merengue back to the streets. BostonGlobe.com, 1 Aug. 2021 After Trujillo’s assassination in 1961, Mr. Ventura helped bring merengue back to the streets. BostonGlobe.com, 1 Aug. 2021 After Trujillo’s assassination in 1961, Mr. Ventura helped bring merengue back to the streets. BostonGlobe.com, 1 Aug. 2021 After Trujillo’s assassination in 1961, Mr. Ventura helped bring merengue back to the streets. BostonGlobe.com, 1 Aug. 2021 Lounge with friends near Lake Michigan while sipping a variety of margarita flavors and listening to live music combining Spanish salsa, merengue, bachata and more. Holly Baumbach, chicagotribune.com, 26 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of merengue

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for merengue

American Spanish

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24 Dec 2021

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“Merengue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/merengue. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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