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An Andalusian solo dance in 3/4 time, usually accompanied by the playing of castanets.
[Spanish, small boat, cachucha, possibly from diminutive of cacho, shard, saucepan, probably from Vulgar Latin *cacculus, alteration of Latin caccabus, pot, from Greek kakkabos, probably of Semitic origin; akin to Akkadian kukkubu, a small container.]
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1. (Dancing) a graceful Spanish solo dance in triple time
2. (Music, other) music composed for this dance
[C19: from Spanish]
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