a lively Spanish or Spanish American dance in triple time, performed by a man and woman playing castanets.
a piece of music for such a dance or one having its rhythm.
(especially in the southwest U.S.) a ball or dance.
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How to use fandango in a sentence
He ceased to find pleasure in his nets and boar spears, in the fandango and the bullfight.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
She had heard the Methodists were having a fandango down in the valley.The Transformation of Job | Frederick Vining Fisher
Here a spirited fandango was going on, and they stood for some time watching the movements of the performers.Martin Rattler | R.M. Ballantyne
Tilted pensively against the piano, a guitar—guitar capable of playing the Spanish fandango by itself, if you give it a start.Life On The Mississippi, Complete | Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Four skillful, or if not skillful at least indefatigable guitar-players played a fandango.Pepita Ximenez | Juan Valera
British Dictionary definitions for fandango
an old Spanish courtship dance in triple time between a couple who dance closely and provocatively
a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
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