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(Spanish ˈxɔta)
(Dancing) a Spanish dance with castanets in fast triple time, usually to a guitar and voice accompaniment
[Spanish, probably modification of Old Spanish sota, from sotar to dance, from Latin saltāre]


(ˈhoʊ tə, -tɑ)

n., pl. -tas.
a Spanish dance marked by complex rhythms executed with the heels and castanets.
[1840–50; < Sp, probably Old Spanish sota dance, derivative of sotar to dance < Latin saltāre]
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WOLVES: Ruddy 6, Bennett 6, Coady 6, Boly 7, Doherty 7, N'Diaye 7, Neves 8, Douglas 7, Costa 8 (Bonatini 65, 7), Cavaleiro 8 (Afobe 77), Diogo Jota 8 (Gibbs-White 81)
Manager Steve Cotterill was forced into making one change, with Jota coming in for the injured Jacques Maghoma.
Then again, Jota was not the only misfiring Wolves player, as Barnsley somehow managed to stop their opponents scoring away for the first time since September.
The assistant manager worked with Jota when they were at Brentford together, when Carsley was his caretaker-boss at the start of the 2015/2016 campaign.
Jota, 26, returned to the Bees line-up for Saturday's 0-0 draw with Wolves and played just over an hour before being withdrawn.
Blues need Jot-ing up His Twitter handle is @KingJota but Spanish schemer Jota has been anything but St Andrew's royalty in his first six months at the club.
BIRMINGHAM: Stockdale 6, Maxime 6, Roberts 7, Dean 7, Grounds 6 (Bramall 33, 6), Jota 7, Ndoye 6, Kieftenbald 6 (Gardner 75, 6), Boga 6, Davis 7 (Lowe 83), Gallagher 6.
Bialkowski, who signed a new three-year deal with the Tractor Boys this week, made another good low stop from Diogo Jota soon after as Wolves broke quickly.
5) Keeper Robbin Ruiter's superb save from Jota with three minutes left ensured a point for Chris Coleman.
So I think that outlook stands with every player, including Jota.
Meanwhile, the Football Association is investigating a clash between Wolves striker Diogo Jota and QPR defender Jack Robinson.
There was a first start since Boxing Day for record signing Jota and a first since the end of November for Che Adams.