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 (hä′bə-nâr′ə, ä′bə-)
1. A slow Cuban dance in duple time.
2. The music for this dance.

[Spanish (danza) habanera, (dance) of Havana, feminine of habanero; see habanero.]


1. (Dancing) a slow Cuban dance in duple time
2. (Music, other) a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
[from Spanish danza habanera dance from Havana]


(ˌhɑ bəˈnɛər ə or, often, -ˈnyɛər ə)

n., pl. -ras.
a slow dance of Cuban origin in duple time.
[1875–80; < Sp]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.habanera - music composed in duple time for dancing the habanera
dance music - music to dance to
2.habanera - a Cuban dance in duple time
social dancing - dancing as part of a social occasion
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