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1. A dance in rapid 2/4 time of Dominican and Haitian folk origin, characterized by a sliding step.
2. The music for this dance.

[American Spanish, from Spanish, meringue, from French méringue.]


1. (Music, other) a type of lively dance music originating in the Dominican Republic, which combines African and Spanish elements
2. (Dancing) a Caribbean dance in duple time with syncopated rhythm performed to such music
[from American Spanish and Haitian Creole]


(məˈrɛŋ geɪ)

a ballroom dance of Dominican and Haitian origin, characterized by a stiff-legged, limping step.
[1935–40; < American Spanish]


A sideways Latin American two-step for couples.
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The Merengue wind park, as it is named, is the company's first to be built in the city of Plasencia, within the autonomous community of Extremadura.
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L'ouverture du score chanceuse de Cristiano Ronaldo sur un coup franc detourne (0-1, 23e) validait ainsi une emprise merengue de plus en plus marquee au cours de la premiere periode, achevee sans le moindre tir cadre de la part de l'Atletico.
This applies also to merengue (a word that was originally used indiscriminately for the same genre), which later became the danceable part of danza.
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Tony Walton, 48, says his family's PS12,000 luxury holiday at the Club-Hotel Riu Merengue was wrecked by local guests on cheap all-inclusive package deals.
The protest apparently came about when the British holidaymakers, who had booked their vacation in the Dominican Republic through travel company Thomson, suffered an invasion by a large party of locals on bargain breaks at the luxury resort, ClubHotel Riu Merengue.
Bien que Mourinho ait affirme que le Real Madrid ne laisserait pas filer le championnat, il est plus que probable que les Merengue aient deja la tete a Manchester en C1 quand ils recevront aujourd'hui le FC Seville.
Step N Dance - First Latin Dance Studio teaching children how to dance Salsa, merengue, bachata, chachacha, Zumba, and more.
Mathieu and 33 adults who had no musical timing problems were told to bounce with their knees to a popular merengue song--"Suavemente" by Elvis Crespo.
Heading the list of favorite tracks is the opener Dime Si Te Vas, and the closing track La Herencia (two timba-propelled scores which showcase the powerful drive and musicality of this unique band), as well as the sexy chachacha Juana, and the merengue Se Me Va La Vida.
El Baile Aleman takes on Kraftwerk's formidable back catalog (all the biggest jams--"Tour De France," "The Man Machine," "Autobahn," "The Robots") and pumps them full of airy cumbia and merengue rhythms.