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flamenco Line breaks: fla|menco
Pronunciation: /fləˈmɛŋkəʊ/

Definition of flamenco in English:


[mass noun]
1A style of Spanish music, played especially on the guitar and accompanied by singing and dancing.
Example sentences
  • It's been referred to as world music, flamenco, Spanish guitar, folk, etc, so how would you categorise it?
  • Elements of flamenco, indigenous folk music, and contemporary harmonic complexity run through Kaufman's work.
  • Lazily strummed blues to nervous flamenco in one short guitar solo.
1.1A style of spirited, rhythmical dance performed to flamenco music, often with castanets.
Example sentences
  • They come in expecting to see Mexican folk dance or flamenco.
  • The fusion of tap with flamenco, flamenco with Indian classical dance, or tap with Indian is not new in the experimentation of the foot cultures of the world.
  • We find this quality in jazz and tap as well as in Euro-Afro dance forms such as flamenco and in world forms from Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent.


Late 19th century: Spanish, 'like a Gypsy', literally 'Fleming', from Middle Dutch Vlaminc.

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