Origin of habanera
Examples from the Web for habanera
The lady sang with great spirit, and her rendering of la Paloma and of the Habanera from Carmen was simply perfect.Cuba Past and Present|Richard Davey
The Habanera went very well by being transposed half a tone higher; but the card-playing scene was another matter.Memoirs of an American Prima Donna|Clara Louise Kellogg
An instance of the use of castanets in opera occurs in the Habanera in Carmen.
The Tango is in 2-4, played in moderately slow tempo; its rhythm is also adapted for the Habanera.The Art of Stage Dancing|Ned Wayburn
Alvarado dances the Habanera with the dancing-girl Chiquita.The Complete Opera Book|Gustav Kobb
British Dictionary definitions for habanera
Word Origin for habanera
Word Origin and History for habanera
type of Cuban dance, 1878, literally "of Havana;" see Havana.