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 (zä′pə-tā-ä′dō, sä′pä-tĕ-)
n. pl. za·pa·te·a·dos
1. The rhythmic stamping and tapping of the heels characteristic of Spanish flamenco dances.
2. A Spanish flamenco dance in which the performer stamps and taps rhythmically with the heels.

[Spanish, from zapatear, to tap with the shoe, from zapato, shoe.]


n, pl -dos (-ðos)
(Dancing) a Spanish dance with stamping and very fast footwork
[from zapatear to tap with the shoe, from zapato shoe]


(ˌzɑ pə tiˈɑ doʊ, -teɪ-, ˌsɑ-)

n., pl. -dos.
a Spanish dance for a solo performer, marked by rhythmic tapping of the heels.
[1885–90; < Sp, n. use of past participle of zapatear to strike with the shoe, tap]
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Ya lo ven ustedes, el Tramvia nos hace tambien pensar en Francia, que segura de ir a Berlin a bailar el can-can, se encontro con que Prusia bailo sobre Paris el zapateado." (214)
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