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veleta Line breaks: vel¦eta
Pronunciation: /vəˈliːtə/
(also valeta)

Definition of veleta in English:


A ballroom dance in triple time, faster than a waltz and with partners side by side.
Example sentences
  • The Ensemble offers a musical journey among the potted palms: a world of valses and veletas, serenades and sarabandes, foxtrots and fandangos, rumbas and ragtime.


Early 20th century: from Spanish, literally 'weathervane'.

Words that rhyme with veleta

Akita, Anita, arboreta, beater, beta, Bhagavadgita, cheater, cheetah, Demeter, Dieter, dolce vita, eater, eta, Evita, excreta, fetor, granita, greeter, heater, Juanita, litre (US liter), Lolita, maltreater, margarita, meter, metre, Peta, praetor (US pretor), repeater, Rita, saltpetre (US saltpeter), secretor, Senhorita, señorita, Sita, skeeter, teeter, terra incognita, theta, treater, tweeter, ureter, zeta
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