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comparsa

[ kuhm-pahr-suh ]

noun

  1. a song and folk dance of Cuba.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of comparsa1

From Latin American Spanish, Spanish: “masquerade, group of theatrical extras,” from Italian: “a theatrical extra; appearance,” noun use of feminine of comparso, past participle of comparire, from Latin compārēre “to become visible”; com-, appear

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