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merengue

Syllabification: me·ren·gue
Pronunciation: /məˈreNGɡā
 
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Definition of merengue in English:

noun

1A Caribbean style of dance music typically in duple and triple time, chiefly associated with Dominica and Haiti.
Example sentences
  • In the Seventies a new type of music originated in Northern Brazil - it was mix of salsa, merengue and reggae music.
  • Taking us through ska, Calypso, meringue, and salsa - among other island genres - Kidjo entrances with swirling grooves, pulsating rhythms, and enthusiastic vocals.
  • Mexican American musical styles such as salsa, merengue, and tejano music have become increasingly popular among Salvadorans in the United States.
1.1A style of dancing associated with merengue music, with alternating long and short stiff-legged steps.
Example sentences
  • For Trujillo, it's a chance to put not just mambos, but a whole dictionary of Latin moves on the stage: Afro-Cuban, bolero, hybrid tango, merengue, rumba, samba, salsa.
  • Cojocaru's and Kobborg's verve gave substance to what otherwise might've seemed a sweet, airy meringue of a dance.
  • People also danced son montuno, merengue, and cha-cha cha.

Origin

late 19th century: probably American Spanish; compare perhaps with the sense 'upheaval, disorder', attested in Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

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