Definition of bachata in English:
1A style of romantic music originating in the Dominican Republic.
- The album mixes up the rhythms, adding a couple of Cuban-flavoured boleros and even some Dominican bachata.
- This new nightspot throws its first New Year's party this year with DJs Baby Boy and Rico spinning the hottest salsa, merengue, bachata, reggaeton and more.
- In 1990, however, the status of bachata began to change with the release of Bachata Rosa, a record album by Juan Luis Guerra, the well-respected merengue musician.
Caribbean Spanish, literally 'a party, good time'.