bachata(redirected from bachatas)
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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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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The traditional style of folk music of the Dominican Republic.
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