Meaning of BOLERO in English


bəˈla(a)(ˌ)rō, bōˈ-, -le(ˌ)-, lā(ˌ)- noun

( -s )

Etymology: Spanish, perhaps from bola ball — more at bola


a. : a Spanish dance to music in 3/4 time and characterized by sharp turns and revolutions of the body and stamping of the feet in syncopated rhythm

b. : a West Indian derivative of the Spanish bolero in 2/4 time

2. : music for or suited to the bolero

3. : a jacket of Spanish origin characteristically of waist-length or shorter made with or without sleeves, lapels, and collar and usually worn open

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