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tuna

Translation of tuna in English:

sustantivo femenino

tuna

Cultural Note: tuna

A tuna, also called an estudiantina, is a group of strolling student players. They play in bars and restaurants, or at parties and weddings. Tunas are one of the most deeply rooted traditions at Spanish universities dating from the seventeenth or eighteenth centuries. Tunas wear black velvet costumes, with doublets and capes. The instruments played are the lute, the guitar, the violin, and the tambourine. Tunos wear ribbons on their capes, showing the faculties that they belong to.
Example sentences
  • La calle se ha llenado y todos bailan al mismo ritmo de la mejor tuna del Carnaval.
  • Este municipio ayudó a una organización campesina del sector a formar una microempresa de producción de tuna.
  • La celebración estará amenizada por la tuna universitaria.

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