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cancan

Saltos de línea: can¦can
Pronunciación: /ˈkankan
 
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Definición de cancan en inglés:

sustantivo

A lively, high-kicking stage dance originating in 19th-century Parisian music halls and performed by women in long skirts and petticoats: people were dancing the cancan [as modifier]: cancan dancers
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The Bluebell Girls - one of the last remaining companies to dance the traditional cancan - still perform at the Lido, on the Champs-Elysees.
  • Another historic reference is made in Act III where the Neapolitan Dance becomes a cancan.
  • The cancan, that high kicking, exuberant dance of showgirls, originated in Le Moulin Rouge during the 1890s.

Origen

mid 19th century: from French, child's word for canard 'duck', from Old French caner 'to quack'.

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