- a Spanish dance in triple meter, performed by a couple and marked by complex rhythms executed with the heels and castanets.
- the music for this dance.
Origin of jota
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Outside of Andalusia, the most famous dance is the Aragonese jota.Things seen in Spain
C. Gasquoine Hartley
The jota that evening appeared to be a very sedate kind of dance.
Presently he was playing a jota and demanded that somebody should dance.
The jota is the most common of Spanish dances, as the waltz used to be with us.
The jota has a beat which is partly the beat of the bar, partly that of the phrase.
- a Spanish dance with castanets in fast triple time, usually to a guitar and voice accompaniment
Word Origin for jota
Spanish folk dance; by 1846, of uncertain etymology.