- 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 of merengueAmerican Spanish ; from Haitian Creole méringue, literally , meringue ; from French meringue
- A dance in rapid 2/4 time of Dominican and Haitian folk origin, characterized by a sliding step.
- The music for this dance.
Origin of merengueAmerican Spanish, from Spanish, meringue, from French méringue.
(countable and uncountable, plural merengues)
- (music, uncountable) A type of music common in the Caribbean.
- A song performed in this style.
(third-person singular simple present merengues, present participle merenguing, simple past and past participle merengued)
- (intransitive) To dance to merengue music.
From Spanish merengue