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fan·dan·go

 (făn-dăng′gō)
n. pl. fan·dan·gos
1.
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.]

fandango

(fænˈdæŋɡəʊ)
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]

fan•dan•go

(fænˈdæŋ goʊ)

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.]

fandango

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fandango - a provocative Spanish courtship dance in triple time; performed by a man and a woman playing castanets
social dancing - dancing as part of a social occasion
Translations

fandango

[fænˈdæŋgəʊ] N (fandangos (pl)) → fandango m

fandango

[fænˈdæŋgəʊ] n (= dance) → fandango m
to do the fandango → danser le fandango

fandango

nFandango m

fandango

[fænˈdæŋgəʊ] nfandango