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paseo

[pah-sey-oh; Spanish pah-se-aw] /pɑˈseɪ oʊ; Spanish pɑˈsɛ ɔ/
noun, plural paseos
[pah-sey-ohz; Spanish pah-se-aws] /pɑˈseɪ oʊz; Spanish pɑˈsɛ ɔs/ (Show IPA)
1.
a slow, idle, or leisurely walk or stroll.
2.
a public place or path designed for walking; promenade.
3.
(especially in Spanish-speaking countries) a usually tree-lined thoroughfare; avenue.
Origin of paseo
1825-1835
Borrowed into English from Spanish around 1825-35
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  • Every family comes out to join in this evening custom which is called "paseo."

  • His house was two-storied, as were most of the houses in the paseo.

    Poor Folk in Spain Jan Gordon
  • We have been told of sea-baths, cut in the rock, near the Punta, at the foot of our paseo.

    To Cuba and Back Richard Henry Dana
  • As we are at breakfast, the troops pass by the paseo, from the mass service.

    To Cuba and Back Richard Henry Dana
  • Rose before six, and walked as usual, down the paseo, to the sea baths.

    To Cuba and Back Richard Henry Dana
  • When the car stopped at the end of paseo Colon I had made up my mind.

    Aliens William McFee
  • The paseo is shorter than that of Havana, but much prettier.

    A Trip to Cuba Julia Ward Howe
  • On reaching the circle near the middle of the paseo I halted.

  • The paseo of Puebla is poor by comparison; but its Alameda is not without merits.

    The Bandolero Mayne Reid
  • I should, as you know, have had to go round by the paseo del Ebro.

    The Velvet Glove Henry Seton Merriman

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