merengue

[muh-reng-gey]
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:
1935–40; < American Spanish

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merengue (məˈrɛŋɡeɪ)
 
n
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
 
[from American Spanish and Haitian Creole]

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merengue
popular dance, 1936, from Haitian Creole méringue.
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Bring your own instrument and dancing feet to salsa and merengue.
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