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bolero

[ buh-lair-oh, boh- ]

noun

, plural bo·le·ros.
  1. a lively Spanish dance in triple meter.
  2. the music for this dance.
  3. a jacket ending above or at the waistline, with or without collar, lapel, and sleeves, worn open in front.


bolero

/ bəˈlɛərəʊ /

noun

  1. a Spanish dance, often accompanied by the guitar and castanets, usually in triple time
  2. a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
  3. alsoˈbɒlərəʊ a kind of short jacket not reaching the waist, with or without sleeves and open at the front: worn by men in Spain and by women elsewhere


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Word History and Origins

Origin of bolero1

Borrowed into English from Spanish around 1780–90

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Word History and Origins

Origin of bolero1

C18: from Spanish; perhaps related to bola ball

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Example Sentences

Pieces thus far include pink and ivory tulle dresses with a bolero and Swarovski crystals, sold at $1200 each.

The costumes will take the stage when Bolero bows at the Palais Garnier on May 2.

As a modest new royal, the beaming bride covered up with a white angora bolero cardigan.

There's a bolero I designed this season that looks like it's made of leaves.

We do not know how they killed or captured the larger animals; they may have used the sling or bolero.

The women had on short skirts and little jackets (like what, I am told, we call bolero jackets), the bosom being bare.

He seems born to dance the Bolero, like Belinda, in Mrs. Edwards's novel.

The dancers of the Novedades are extremely nimble in the bolero, one of the prettiest and most joyous of dances.

We used to flourish away at the bolero, fandango, and waltz, and wound up early in the evening with a supper of roasted chestnuts.

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