[ chuh-rahng-guh; Spanish chah-rahng-gah ]
/ tʃəˈrɑŋ gə; Spanish tʃɑˈrɑŋ gɑ /
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a type of Cuban dance music performed by violins, flutes, timbales, simple percussion instruments, piano, double bass, and vocalists.
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Origin of charanga
First recorded in 1925–30; from American Spanish, shortening of charanga francesca “French band, Haitian Creole band,” from Spanish charanga “brass band, informal orchestra” + francesca “French.” Refugees from Haiti fleeing the Haitian Revolution in the early 19th century introduced the music and dance form into Cuba; see origin at charango
Words nearby charanga
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British Dictionary definitions for charanga
/ (ˌtʃæˈræŋɡə) /
a type of orchestra used in performing traditional Cuban music
Word Origin for charanga
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