Definition of zapateado in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌzäpətēˈädō/ Pronunciation: /-tā-/

noun (plural zapateados)

A flamenco dance with rhythmic stamping of the feet.
Example sentences
  • Benitez herself seems to have mellowed, employing fewer of her signature bravura zapateados and more of her expressive tilts of the head and slim-waisted torso and dramatic, sudden gestures.
  • It involves rapid, spirited steps similar to the Spanish zapateado, in which the feet tap the beat on the floor
  • They are known for bright melodies, witty lyrics, and vigorous zapateados incorporating flamenco characteristics.


Mid 19th century: Spanish, from zapato 'shoe'.

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Syllabification: za·pa·te·a·do

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