habanera

[ hah-buh-nair-uh or, often, -nyair-uh ]
/ ˌhɑ bəˈnɛər ə or, often, -ˈnyɛər ə /

noun

a dance of Cuban origin.
the music for this dance, having a slow duple meter and a rhythm similar to that of a tango.

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Origin of habanera

1875–80; <Spanish (danza) habanera (dance) of Havana

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British Dictionary definitions for habanera

habanera
/ (ˌhæbəˈnɛərə) /

noun

a slow Cuban dance in duple time
a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance

Word Origin for habanera

from Spanish danza habanera dance from Havana
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