bolero

[buh-lair-oh, boh-]
noun, plural boleros.
1.
a lively Spanish dance in triple meter.
2.
the music for this dance.
3.
a jacket ending above or at the waistline, with or without collar, lapel, and sleeves, worn open in front.

Origin:
1780–90; < Spanish

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bolero (bəˈlɛərəʊ)
 
n , pl -ros
1.  a Spanish dance, often accompanied by the guitar and castanets, usually in triple time
2.  a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
3.  a kind of short jacket not reaching the waist, with or without sleeves and open at the front: worn by men in Spain and by women elsewhere
 
[C18: from Spanish; perhaps related to bola ball]

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bolero
kind of Spanish dance, 1787, probably from bola "ball" (and perhaps with reference to "whirling motion"), from L. bulla (see bull (2)). In reference to a type of short jacket, it is recorded by 1864.
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BOLERO definition

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bolero

lively Spanish dance in 34 time with a strongly marked rhythm. The dancers, either singly or as couples, execute brilliant and intricate steps to the rhythmic accompaniment of their castanets. Distinctive features are the paseo ("walk"), bien parado ("sudden stop"), and various beating steps (battements). An outstanding musical example is Maurice Ravel's Bolero (1928) for orchestra. The Latin-American bolero is a slow, romantic rumba danced with simple steps.

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Example sentences
The bolero, to tinkling guitars and clattering castanets.
The bolero, to tinkling guitars and clattering castanets.
Of all these different rhythms, none pleased him so much as the bolero.
Guests can plan a beachside dinner with their loved one and enjoy a serenade of bolero music.
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