Seguidilla meaning

sĕgə-dēyə, -dēlyə, sāgə-, sĕgē-thēlyä
A Spanish stanza form of four or seven lines.
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A fast Spanish dance, to the accompaniment of castanets.
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The music for this dance, in 3/4 time.
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A stanza of four to seven short lines, partly assonant, with a distinctive rhythm, orig. sung to this music.
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Origin of seguidilla

  • Spanish diminutive of seguida sequence from feminine past participle of seguir to follow from Vulgar Latin sequere from Latin sequī sekw-1 in Indo-European roots

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