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paso doble

[pah-soh doh-bley; Spanish pah-saw daw-vle]
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noun, plural pa·so do·bles, Spanish pa·sos do·bles [pah-saws daw-vles] /ˈpɑ sɔs ˈdɔ vlɛs/.
  1. a quick, light march often played at bullfights.
  2. a two-step, especially one done to Latin-American rhythms.
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Origin of paso doble

1925–30; < Spanish: literally, double step
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British Dictionary definitions for paso doble

paso doble

noun plural paso dobles or pasos dobles (Spanish ˈpasos ˈdoβles)
  1. a modern ballroom dance in fast duple time
  2. a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
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Word Origin

Spanish: double step
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