pa·​seo | \ pə-ˈsā-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce paseo (audio) , pä- \
plural paseos

Definition of paseo

1a : a leisurely usually evening stroll : promenade
b : a public walk or boulevard
2 : a formal entrance march of bullfighters into an arena

Examples of paseo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On the western side, an unknown mix of affordable units, middle-income apartments and market-rate housing are spread across mid-rise towers that open onto a central paseo. Jennifer Van Grove, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Dec. 2021 The overall project includes a series of mid-rise structures, one 17-story tower, rooftop decks and a public paseo that travels the length of the property. San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 June 2021 More than a week later, his creations dot a brick wall beneath the entrance to a pedestrian paseo above Valencia High. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 10 Apr. 2020 Both are also among pop’s most savvy beat-seekers, finding and combining rhythms old and new — merengue, rumba, cumbia, samba, paseo, rock, disco, hip-house, reggaeton — to keep fans dancing now. Jon Pareles, New York Times, 2 Feb. 2020 The design was chosen over an alternate option to develop two pedestrian-only plazas on the north and south portions of Artsakh, enhancing an existing paseo installed several years ago on the street between Broadway and Wilson. Lila Seidman, Glendale News-Press, 3 Sep. 2019 Office buildings would cluster near the BART station at one end — parting to make room for a paseo-like footpath leading up to a ridgeline park. John King,, 3 Sep. 2019 Also, staff requested some type of pedestrian walkway into the museum from the north-south paseo between museum and the Adult Recreation Center. Jeff Landa,, 21 Apr. 2018 An existing driveway that provides public vehicle access from Randolph would be closed off and used as a pedestrian paseo. Luke Money, Daily Pilot, 13 Oct. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of paseo

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for paseo

Spanish, from pasear to take a stroll, from paso passage, step, from Latin passus

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“Paseo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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