noun, plural fla·men·cos.
Origin of flamenco
Examples from the Web for flamenco
So they, like flamenco, are part of a tradition invulnerable to trembling before life at its most decidedly bittersweet.
In Spain, music is divided to-day into the major divisions, Classical and Flamenco.Poor Folk in Spain|Jan Gordon
Presently one of the flamenco women quits her chair, and begins to strike extraordinary postures.The Story of Seville|Walter M. Gallichan
Nobody knows where the flamenco came from, but some say it is as old as the Phoenicians, and some say—even older.Getting to know Spain|Dee Day
Perico, Naos, and Flamenco, three little islands lying in front of Panama.
British Dictionary definitions for flamenco
noun plural -cos
Word Origin for flamenco
Word Origin and History for flamenco
1896, from Spanish flamenco, first used of Gypsy dancing in Andalusia. The word means "Fleming, native of Flanders" (Dutch Vlaming) and also "flamingo."
Speculation are varied and colorful about the connection between the bird, the people, and the gypsy dance of Andalusia. Spain ruled Flanders for many years, and King Carlos I brought with him to Madrid an entire Flemish court. One etymology suggests the dance was so called from the bright costumes and energetic movements, which the Spanish associated with Flanders; another is that Spaniards, especially Andalusians, like to name things by their opposites, and because the Flemish were tall and blond and the gypsies short and dark, the gypsies were called "Flemish;" others hold that flamenco was the general Spanish word for all foreigners, gypsies included; or that Flemish noblemen, bored with court life, took to partying with the gypsies.