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 (răn-châr′ə, rän-)
A traditional folk song of Mexico, typically performed by a mariachi band or solo musician and featuring alternating vocal and instrumental passages.

[American Spanish, from feminine of ranchero, of or relating to ranches; see ranchero.]
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