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se·gui·dil·la

 (sĕg′ə-dē′yə, -dēl′yə, sā′gə-, sĕ′gē-thē′lyä)
n.
1. A Spanish stanza form of four or seven lines.
2.
a. A lively Spanish dance in triple meter.
b. The music for this dance.

[Spanish, diminutive of seguida, sequence, from feminine past participle of seguir, to follow, from Vulgar Latin *sequere, from Latin sequī; see sekw- in Indo-European roots.]

seguidilla

(ˌsɛɡɪˈdiːljə)
n
1. (Dancing) a Spanish dance in a fast triple rhythm
2. (Music, other) a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
3. (Poetry) prosody a stanzaic form consisting of four to seven lines and marked by a characteristic rhythm
[Spanish: a little dance, from seguida a dance, from seguir to follow, from Latin sequī]

se•gui•dil•la

(ˌseɪ gəˈdil yə, -ˈdi yə, ˌsɛg ə-; Sp. ˌsɛ giˈði lyɑ)

n., pl. -dil•las (-ˈdil yəz, -ˈdi yəz; Sp. -ˈði lyɑs)
1. a Spanish dance in triple meter for two persons.
2. the music for this dance.
3. a stanza of four to seven lines of verse with a distinctive rhythmic pattern.
[1755–65; < Sp, =seguid(a) sequence (segui- (s. of seguir « Latin sequī to follow) + -da < Latin -ta feminine past participle suffix) + -illa diminutive suffix]
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His age might have been eighteen or nineteen; he was of a merry countenance, and to all appearance of an active habit, and he went along singing seguidillas to beguile the wearisomeness of the road.
24) According to the Cultural Institute of Veracruz (IVEC) son jarocho research website, a larger group of sones and dances banned between 1571-1820: "El catatumba," "El currimpampli," "El fandango," "El pan de jarave," "El pan de manteca," "El mambru," "El saranguandingo," "El temor," "El toro," "El toro nuevo," "El torito," "El zacamandu," "La cosecha," "La maturranga," "Las boleras," "Las lloviznitas," "Las pateritas," "Las seguidillas," "Las teranas," "Los chimisclanes," "Los garbanzos," "Los merolicos," "Los panaderos," and "Los perejiles.
El corpus reune refranes, lirica de inspiracion popular como seguidillas, villancicos y canciones-sacados sobre todo de cancioneros impresos o manuscritos y por lo general anonimos--, y tambien sonetos y letrillas de autores ilustres como Baltasar del Alcazar, Luis de Gongora y Quevedo.
The habaneras and seguidillas which pulsate throughout Bizet's glorious and passionate music are in his blood, born as he was in Arles, a city positioned literally and culturally between Rome and Madrid.
Musically, it had a formal unitary scheme with a quick tempo, 3/4 and/or 6/8 time signatures, and a structure based on coplas, seguidillas, and pareados (two-line stanzas of seven- and five-syllable lines; Gonzalez 1998, 368-369).
After the initial comic episodes at the expense of the Corregidor, the ensemble arrives on the stage with Picasso's exquisitely curious costumes, dancing the seguidillas.