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fandango

[ fan-dang-goh ]
/ fænˈdæŋ goʊ /
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noun, plural fan·dan·gos.

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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Origin of fandango

First recorded in 1765–70; <Spanish, of uncertain origin, perhaps from Portuguese fadango (unattested), from fado fado
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British Dictionary definitions for fandango

fandango
/ (fænˈdæŋɡəʊ) /

noun plural -gos

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

Word Origin for fandango

C18: from Spanish, of uncertain origin
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