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comparsa

[kuh m-pahr-suh] /kəmˈpɑr sə/
noun
1.
a song and folk dance of Cuba.
Origin
< American Spanish, Spanish: masquerade, group of theatrical supernumeraries < Italian: supernumerary (feminine), appearance, noun use of feminine of comparso, past participle of comparire < Latin compārēre become visible. See com-, appear
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