Definition of paso doble in English:

paso doble

Syllabification: pa·so do·ble
Pronunciation: /ˌpäsō ˈdōblā
 
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noun (plural paso dobles)

  • 1A fast-paced ballroom dance based on a Latin American style of marching.
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    • As usual, at the first opportunity, the Monkey stood up and danced a paso doble, juggling raw fish and grapes.
    • Latin is the rumba, jive, paso doble, cha-cha and samba.
    • Two energetic and angry sailfish on the line at the same time takes a certain amount of fancy footwork on a small deck and Raphael and I did a neat paso doble for about 20 minutes until both fish were tagged and released.
  • 1.1A piece of music for the paso doble, typically in duple time.
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    • There is Italian smooch-song and Spanish light music, paso doble and tango.

Origin

1920s: from Spanish, literally 'double step'.

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