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a style of dancing; a style of vocal or instrumental music originating in southern Spain
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flamingo – aquatic bird with long legs and neck, webbed feet, and pinkish to scarlet plumage
n. pl. fla·men·cos
a. A dance style of the Andalusian Romani people, characterized by forceful, often improvised rhythms.
b. A dance in this style.
2. The guitar music that usually accompanies a dance in this style.
[Spanish, Flemish, from Middle Dutch Vlāming, Fleming.]
n, pl -cos
1. (Music, other) a type of dance music for vocal soloist and guitar, characterized by elaborate melody and sad mood
2. (Dancing) the dance performed to such music
[from Spanish: like a gipsy, literally: Fleming, from Middle Dutch Vlaminc Fleming]
fla•men•co(flɑˈmɛŋ koʊ, flə-)
n., pl. -cos,
a. a dance style characteristic of the Andalusian Gypsies that is marked by clapping and stamping of the feet.
b. a dance in this style.
2. music suitable for accompanying flamenco.
[1895–1900; < Sp: literally, Fleming1]
Often accompanied by strident guitar brushstrokes, rhythmic hand-clapping and singing, flamenco, a gypsy dance from the south of Spain, is characterized by a high-arched back and rhythmic footwork. The dancers, who should be completely masculine if men and ultrafeminine if female, should epitomize poise, pride and controlled sensuality.
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|Noun||1.||flamenco - guitar music composed for dancing the flamenco|
dance music - music to dance to
|2.||flamenco - a style of dancing characteristic of the Andalusian Gypsies; vigorous and rhythmic with clapping and stamping of feet|
social dancing - dancing as part of a social occasion