bachata

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ba·cha·ta

 (bə-chä′tə)
n.
1. A style of bolero music originating in the Dominican Republic.
2. A Latin American dance for two people, performed to this music and involving a four-step pattern punctuated with a shake of the hips.

[American Spanish, boisterous merrymaking, bachata, shortening and alteration of cumbanchata, augmentative of cumbancha, boisterous merrymaking, from augmentative or deprecative form of cumbé, an Afro-Caribbean dance, perhaps from Kongo kúmba, to make noise.]
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bachata

(bəˈtʃɑːtə)
n
1. (Music, other) a type of dance music originating in the Dominican Republic
2. (Music, other) a dance performed to such music
[C20: American Spanish: party]
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bachata

The traditional style of folk music of the Dominican Republic.
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