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fan·dan·go

 (făn-dăng′gō)
n. pl. fan·dan·gos
1.
a. An animated Spanish or Spanish-American dance in triple time.
b. The music for this dance.
2. Informal Nonsense; tomfoolery.

[Spanish, possibly alteration of *fadango, from fado, from Portuguese, sad song; see fado.]

fandango

(fænˈdæŋɡəʊ)
n, pl -gos
1. (Dancing) an old Spanish courtship dance in triple time between a couple who dance closely and provocatively
2. (Music, other) a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
[C18: from Spanish, of uncertain origin]

fan•dan•go

(fænˈdæŋ goʊ)

n., pl. -gos.
a lively Spanish or Spanish-American dance in triple time, performed by a man and woman playing castanets.
[1740–50; < Sp, of uncertain orig.]

fandango

An eighteenth-century Spanish couples dance. An exuberant, erotic dance in triple time, the dancers enticingly advance and retreat without touching, and at certain sudden halts in the music hold seductive poses.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fandango - a provocative Spanish courtship dance in triple time; performed by a man and a woman playing castanets
social dancing - dancing as part of a social occasion
Translations

fandango

[fænˈdæŋgəʊ] N (fandangos (pl)) → fandango m

fandango

[fænˈdæŋgəʊ] n (= dance) → fandango m
to do the fandango → danser le fandango

fandango

nFandango m

fandango

[fænˈdæŋgəʊ] nfandango
References in classic literature ?
I'd just got a letter from her, begging as usual for me to come home and hinting as usual about the dangers of an unmarried man like me running around loose in a country full of senoritas and fandangos. Lord!
But what mainly occasioned a righteous indignation was, that the scoundrelly popinjay, while he cut a fandango here, and a whirligig there, did not seem to have the remotest idea in the world of such a thing as keeping time in his steps.
You can hear it for yourself next Thursday when both Sierra and Carter join the Eugene Symphony for a Valentine Day's concert that includes a West Coast premiere of Sierra's "Fandangos," as well as Carter on the sax for the concerto.
Fandangos Bar and Grill is a family-oriented restaurant making waves in Aberdeen.