Definition of flamenco in English:

flamenco

Syllabification: fla·men·co
Pronunciation: /fləˈmeNGkō
 
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noun

  • 1A style of Spanish music, played especially on the guitar and accompanied by singing and dancing.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

Origin

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

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