guaracha

[gwuh-rah-chuh; Spanish gwah-rah-chah]

noun, plural gua·ra·chas [gwuh-rah-chuh z; Spanish gwah-rah-chahs] /gwəˈrɑ tʃəz; Spanish gwɑˈrɑ tʃɑs/.

a vigorous Cuban dance in triple meter.
the music for this dance.

Nearby words

  1. guanylic acid,
  2. guaporé,
  3. guar,
  4. guar gum,
  5. guar.,
  6. guarana,
  7. guarani,
  8. guarantee,
  9. guaranteed,
  10. guaranteed annual income

Origin of guaracha

1820–30; < Spanish, equivalent to Old Spanish guar place + hacha a kind of dance

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