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se·gui·dil·la

 (sĕg′ə-dē′yə, -dēl′yə, sā′gə-, sĕ′gē-thē′lyä)
n.
1. A Spanish stanza form of four or seven lines.
2.
a. A lively Spanish dance in triple meter.
b. The music for this dance.

[Spanish, diminutive of seguida, sequence, from feminine past participle of seguir, to follow, from Vulgar Latin *sequere, from Latin sequī; see sekw- in Indo-European roots.]

seguidilla

(ˌsɛɡɪˈdiːljə)
n
1. (Dancing) a Spanish dance in a fast triple rhythm
2. (Music, other) a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
3. (Poetry) prosody a stanzaic form consisting of four to seven lines and marked by a characteristic rhythm
[Spanish: a little dance, from seguida a dance, from seguir to follow, from Latin sequī]

se•gui•dil•la

(ˌseɪ gəˈdil yə, -ˈdi yə, ˌsɛg ə-; Sp. ˌsɛ giˈði lyɑ)

n., pl. -dil•las (-ˈdil yəz, -ˈdi yəz; Sp. -ˈði lyɑs)
1. a Spanish dance in triple meter for two persons.
2. the music for this dance.
3. a stanza of four to seven lines of verse with a distinctive rhythmic pattern.
[1755–65; < Sp, =seguid(a) sequence (segui- (s. of seguir « Latin sequī to follow) + -da < Latin -ta feminine past participle suffix) + -illa diminutive suffix]
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His age might have been eighteen or nineteen; he was of a merry countenance, and to all appearance of an active habit, and he went along singing seguidillas to beguile the wearisomeness of the road.
Siete Canciones Populares Espanolas, Manuel de Falla ("El Pano Moruno," "Seguidilla Murciana," "Asturiana," "Jota," "Nana," "Cancion," "Polo")
A la hora de las compras, y viajando hacia el norte, disfrutando la vista de la playa, muchos eligen Cedros Desigu District, donde una seguidilla de tiendas de ropa, decoracion y mobiliario se extiende a lo largo de South Cedros Avenue, por mas de cuatro cuadras.
Vino acompanado de lideres empresariales, dejo una seguidilla de acuerdos de cooperacion y un aviso diplomatico: la apertura de tres embajadas en la region.
Nuestra entrevista para aclarar rumores y exponer motivos haba sido concertada despues de una seguidilla de correos que jamas perdieron d tono cortante: a traves de internet, temprano por la manana un domingo de junio.
En segundo lugar, surgen los espacios que se presentan en la obra, los que son terminales, tomando sobre todo como lugar central el valle de la muerte que es Santa Teresa; la topografia del mal que se abre en la novela es totalmente abordable bajo la idea de una seguidilla de espacios apocalipticos, asi como tambien lo es el tiempo, dimensiones que se han diluido y que solo resultan perceptibles como intensidad.
Composed in the same year as Carmen it began the long love affair of French composers for Spanish music, to which Ravel made a significant contribution, and the dance rhythms of the habanera, malageuena and seguidilla are the weft weaved ingeniously with a Germanic-sounding symphonic warp.
Particularly outstanding were her interpretations of Habanera and Seguidilla, from Bizet's opera Carmen, a role to which she is undoubtedly suited, and Time To Say Goodbye which also feature on her best seller.
Giles Bravery made the trip from Newmarket to see his disappointing filly Seguidilla fail again in the St James Security Median Auction Maiden Stakes.
Queen Mary-seventh Seguidilla, who started at 4-11 in the juvenile maiden but finished only fourth
The opera includes some of the most evocative and best-loved melodies in classical music --The Habanera, The Seguidilla, The Flower Song and the best-known baritone chorus The Toreador's Song.
In another contrast, she is about to take on her first staged `Carmen.' She has done the role in concert (with the Berlin Philharmonic, among others), and she sang the Seguidilla as an encore in her March recital.