Definition of habanera in English:
A Cuban dance in slow duple time.
- The influences that gave rise to the tango in the streets of Buenos Aires range from the Cuban habanera to Sicilian folk song and dance.
- Traditional European dances were mixed with the habanera, a popular dance from Cuba, to form a new style, the milonga.
- She's fashioned an album of salsa, calypso, habanera, mambo, meringue and other Caribbean rhythms.
late 19th century: Spanish, short for danza habanera 'dance of Havana'.