zapateo


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zapateo

(ˌzæpəˈteɪəʊ)
n
a Cuban folk dance derived from flamenco and similar to tap-dancing

za•pa•te•o

(ˌzɑ pəˈti oʊ, -ˈteɪ oʊ, ˌsɑ-)

n., pl. -te•os.
a Cuban dance in three-quarter time emphasizing staccato stamping footwork.
[1920–25; < Sp, derivative of zapatear to tap with the feet; see zapateado]
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Alors, les danseurs tapent leurs pieds plus fortement sur le sol (ce qu'ils appellent le << zapateo >>), la plupart hurlant des sons ressemblant a << tsa, tsa, tsa, tsa >>.