zapateado

zapateado

[zah-puh-tee-ah-doh; Spanish thah-pah-te-ah-thaw, sah-]
noun, plural zapateados [zah-puh-tee-ah-dohz; Spanish thah-pah-te-ah-thaws, sah-] .
a Spanish dance for a solo performer, marked by rhythmic tapping of the heels.

Origin:
1885–90; < Spanish: clog or shoe dance, noun use of past participle of zapatear to strike with the shoe, tap, derivative of zapato shoe. See sabot, -ade1

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zapateado (θapateˈaðo)
 
n , pl -dos
a Spanish dance with stamping and very fast footwork
 
[from zapatear to tap with the shoe, from zapato shoe]

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