Merengue meaning

mə-rĕnggā
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A dance in rapid 2/4 time of Dominican and Haitian folk origin, characterized by a sliding step.
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The music for this dance.
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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.
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Music for this dance.
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(music, uncountable) A type of music common in the Caribbean.
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A song performed in this style.
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(intransitive) To dance to merengue music.
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Origin of merengue

  • American Spanish from Spanish meringue from French méringue

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish merengue

    From Wiktionary