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merengue

Saltos de línea: mer|en¦gue
Pronunciación: /məˈrɛŋɡeɪ
 
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(also meringue)

Definición de merengue en inglés:

sustantivo

[mass noun]
1A Caribbean style of dance music, typically in duple and triple time: sounds of Latin music, mostly salsa and merengue, came in from the streets [as modifier]: there was a merengue band to keep the beat hot
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • In the Seventies a new type of music originated in Northern Brazil - it was mix of salsa, merengue and reggae music.
  • Taking us through ska, Calypso, meringue, and salsa - among other island genres - Kidjo entrances with swirling grooves, pulsating rhythms, and enthusiastic vocals.
  • Mexican American musical styles such as salsa, merengue, and tejano music have become increasingly popular among Salvadorans in the United States.
1.1A style of dancing associated with merengue, with alternating long and short stiff-legged steps.
Example sentences
  • For Trujillo, it's a chance to put not just mambos, but a whole dictionary of Latin moves on the stage: Afro-Cuban, bolero, hybrid tango, merengue, rumba, samba, salsa.
  • Cojocaru's and Kobborg's verve gave substance to what otherwise might've seemed a sweet, airy meringue of a dance.
  • People also danced son montuno, merengue, and cha-cha cha.

Origen

late 19th century: probably American Spanish; compare with the sense 'upheaval, disorder', attested in Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

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Palabra del día terpsichorean
Pronunciación: ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən
adjective
relating to dancing