Definition of zapateado in English:


Line breaks: za¦pa¦te|ado
Pronunciation: /zaˌpatɪˈɑːdəʊ

noun (plural zapateados)

  • A flamenco dance with rhythmic stamping of the feet.
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    • 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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