paso doble [päˈsō-dōˈblā, -vlĕ]
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also pa·so·do·ble noun pl. pa·so do·bles
- A moderately fast Spanish dance.
- Music for or in the rhythm of this dance, set in march time and often played at bullfights.
Origin: Spanish : paso, step + doble, double.
Variant of pasodoble
noun pl. pasodobles
- spirited music played at bullfights during the entrance (paseo) of the bullfighters or during the passes (faena) just before the kill
- a lively dance in duple meter based on this
Origin: Sp, double step