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zapateo

[Spanish sah-pah-te-aw] /Spanish ˌsɑ pɑˈtɛ ɔ/
noun, plural zapateos
[sah-pah-te-aws] /ˌsɑ pɑˈtɛ ɔs/ (Show IPA)
1.
a Cuban dance in three-quarter time emphasizing staccato stamping footwork.
Origin of zapateo
1920-1925
1920-25; < Spanish: tapping with the feet, derivative of zapatear to tap with the feet; see zapateado
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