merengue definition by Webster's New World
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- a fast ballroom dance in 2/4 rhythm, that originated in the Dominican Republic in the 19th cent.: the dancers keep one leg stiff
- music for this dance
Origin: American Spanish ; from Haitian Creole méringue, literally , meringue ; from French meringue
merengue definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A ballroom dance of Dominican and Haitian folk origin, characterized by a sliding step.
- Music for this dance, in rapid 2/4 time.
Origin: American Spanish, from Spanish, meringue, from French méringue.