Definition of bachata in English:

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Pronunciation: /bäˈCHätä/


1A style of romantic music originating in the Dominican Republic.
Example sentences
  • The album mixes up the rhythms, adding a couple of Cuban-flavoured boleros and even some Dominican bachata.
  • This new nightspot throws its first New Year's party this year with DJs Baby Boy and Rico spinning the hottest salsa, merengue, bachata, reggaeton and more.
  • In 1990, however, the status of bachata began to change with the release of Bachata Rosa, a record album by Juan Luis Guerra, the well-respected merengue musician.
1.1A bachata song.
Example sentences
  • The 1960s bachatas refer to women subjects in the second person familiar tu form, whereas in the 1980s women are referred to indirectly, in the third person ella.


Caribbean Spanish, literally 'a party, good time'.

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Syllabification: ba·cha·ta

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