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.
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How to use jota in a sentence
The malaguena is Andalusian, and the jota is Aragonese; but both are popular in Castile.Spanish Life in Town and Country | L. Higgin and Eugne E. Street
She turned from the window to greet Mercedes who came in to bid them come down to the patio to practice the jota.
It was energetic exercise and they were rather tired when the last notes of the jota ended.
"And those great giant figures dancing the jota all the time the procession was moving," said Mary Lee.
She is to wear it to-morrow, and she is teaching me the jota.
British Dictionary definitions for jota
a Spanish dance with castanets in fast triple time, usually to a guitar and voice accompaniment
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