seguidilla

noun
se·​gui·​di·​lla | \ ˌse-gə-ˈdē-yə How to pronounce seguidilla (audio) , -ˈdēl-yə \

Definition of seguidilla

1a : a Spanish dance with many regional variations
b : the music for such a dance
2 : a Spanish stanza of four or seven short partly assonant verses

First Known Use of seguidilla

1763, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for seguidilla

Spanish, diminutive of seguida, a dance, literally, sequence, from seguido, past participle of seguir to follow, from Latin sequi

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“Seguidilla.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seguidilla. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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