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[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)
a slow, idle, or leisurely walk or stroll.
a public place or path designed for walking; promenade.
(especially in Spanish-speaking countries) a usually tree-lined thoroughfare; avenue.
Origin of paseo
Borrowed into English from Spanish around 1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Pero mis capitalistas son un poco escpticos, y tanto que estoy por mandarlos a paseo.

  • Rose before six, and walked as usual, down the paseo, to the sea baths.

    To Cuba and Back Richard Henry Dana
  • 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
  • The paseo is shorter than that of Havana, but much prettier.

    A Trip to Cuba Julia Ward Howe
  • At the corner, where the bridge abuts on the paseo, there is always a watchman at night, while by day there is a guard.

    The Velvet Glove Henry Seton Merriman
  • On reaching the circle near the middle of the paseo I halted.

  • At the entrance to the paseo the cars turn humbly into side turnings running parallel with this monarch of highways.

    The American Egypt Channing Arnold
  • If there is no special excitement, Manuel takes him to the paseo, where all the boys of the town gather.

    Our Little Spanish Cousin Mary F. Nixon-Roulet
  • When they go out at night for the paseo or to attend the theater or a movie, they go with other girls or with their whole family.

  • The rebels lost heavily in killed, their chiefs were taken prisoners and shot on the 4th September, at the paseo de la Luneta.

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