noun, plural jo·tas [hoh-tuh z; Spanish haw-tahs] /ˈhoʊ təz; Spanish ˈhɔ tɑs/.
Origin of jota
Examples from the Web for jota
At these tertulia, or evening parties, singing alternates with dancing the bolero and the jota.Southern Spain|A.F. Calvert
We asked Don Luis to play the jota again, and to it we danced a rather mad waltz which we had invented.
The jota that evening appeared to be a very sedate kind of dance.
"And those great giant figures dancing the jota all the time the procession was moving," said Mary Lee.The Four Corners Abroad|Amy Ella Blanchard
The nice articulation of our jota and zeta, which are embarrassing to strangers, is even more astonishing.The Dust of Conflict|David Goodger (email@example.com)