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cante

Translation of cante in English:

nombre masculino/masculine noun

  • 1 [Música/Music] Andalusian folk song cante flamenco flamenco, flamenco singing quedarse con el cante [familiar/colloquial] to see what is/was going on

    Compounds

    cante jondo

    • [ traditional style of flamenco singing ]
  • 2 (España/Spain) [familiar/colloquial] (extravagancia) dar el cante [familiar/colloquial] to make an exhibition of oneself

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