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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]
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(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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Fellow centre-back Coady, meanwhile, has been a focal point in Wolves' rise from the Championship to the Europa League and, despite Maguire's record-breaking transfer, Jota is siding with his skipper.
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But when Ruben Neves swung over a magnificent cross 13 minutes from time, Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster didn't know whether to stick or twist and Jota volleyed the winner at the far post.
Ben Foster's error gifted Jota a second-half winner at Vicarage Road to clinch a late 2-1 victory.
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