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merengue

[muh-reng-gey] /məˈrɛŋ geɪ/
noun
1.
a ballroom dance of Dominican and Haitian origin, characterized by a stiff-legged, limping step.
2.
the music for this dance.
verb (used without object), merengued, merenguing.
3.
to dance the merengue.
Also, méringue.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; < American Spanish
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Examples for merengue
  • Bring your own instrument and dancing feet to salsa and merengue.
British Dictionary definitions for merengue

merengue

/məˈrɛŋɡeɪ/
noun
1.
a type of lively dance music originating in the Dominican Republic, which combines African and Spanish elements
2.
a Caribbean dance in duple time with syncopated rhythm performed to such music
Word Origin
from American Spanish and Haitian Creole
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Word Origin and History for merengue
merengue
popular dance, 1936, from Haitian Creole méringue.
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