zamacueca

Encyclopedia

zamacueca

folk dance of Chile, northern Argentina, and Peru. A courtship dance known since the period of Spanish colonization, it is danced to the rapid, rhythmic music of guitars. The dancing couple pursue and retreat, pass and circle about each other, twirling handkerchiefs as they dance. Chilean sailors took the dance to Mexico (where it is called chilena).

Learn more about zamacueca with a free trial on Britannica.com.

Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: zama
Next Definition: zaman
Words Near: zamacueca
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for zamacueca
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing zamacueca
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Related Searches
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature