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1. A slow Cuban dance in duple time.
2. The music for this dance.
[Spanish (danza) habanera, (dance) of Havana, feminine of habanero; see habanero.]
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1. (Dancing) a slow Cuban dance in duple time
2. (Music, other) a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
[from Spanish danza habanera dance from Havana]
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ha•ba•ne•ra(ˌhɑ bəˈnɛər ə or, often, -ˈnyɛər ə)
n., pl. -ras.
a slow dance of Cuban origin in duple time.
[1875–80; < Sp]
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|Noun||1.||habanera - music composed in duple time for dancing the habanera|
dance music - music to dance to
|2.||habanera - a Cuban dance in duple time|
social dancing - dancing as part of a social occasion
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