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n. pl. fan·dan·gos
a. An animated Spanish or Spanish-American dance in triple time.
b. The music for this dance.
2. Informal Nonsense; tomfoolery.
[Spanish, possibly alteration of *fadango, from fado, from Portuguese, sad song; see fado.]
n, pl -gos
1. (Dancing) an old Spanish courtship dance in triple time between a couple who dance closely and provocatively
2. (Music, other) a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
[C18: from Spanish, of uncertain origin]
n., pl. -gos.
a lively Spanish or Spanish-American dance in triple time, performed by a man and woman playing castanets.
[1740–50; < Sp, of uncertain orig.]
An eighteenth-century Spanish couples dance. An exuberant, erotic dance in triple time, the dancers enticingly advance and retreat without touching, and at certain sudden halts in the music hold seductive poses.