macarena

[ mah-kuh-rey-nuh, ‐ren-uh ]

noun
  1. (often initial capital letter) a dance performed in a group line or solo and following a rhythmic pattern of arm, hand, and hip movements in time to a Spanish song.

Origin of macarena

1
1990–95; <Spanish: feminine of macareno boaster, braggart

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How to use macarena in a sentence

  • Her father, an old-time dealer in brandies, had left her two houses on the outskirts of macarena.

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  • He had sent for the most influential brethren of the macarena to explain to them that he would be in the procession.

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  • He would drink the next day without fear, when the macarena was left safe in her church.

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  • This is the procession of the Virgin of macarena, the patron saint of bullfighters and all Seville.