Translation of compás in English:
- 1 (Música) 1.1 (ritmo) marcar/llevar el compásperder el compásto beat/keep timese movía al compás de la músicato get out of timeto lose the beat o the time1.2 (división) compás de dos por cuatro se oyeron los primeros compases de un tangoshe moved in time to o she moved to the beat of the musicthe opening bars of a tango could be heard
- La festividad termina con un baile general, al compás de la banda especialmente contratada.
- Sus dos coches se rompían en los compases finales y abandonaban.
- Habrá más de mil parejas de los cinco continentes bailando al compás del ritmo norteño.
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