- (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
1990–95; < Spanish: feminine of macareno boaster, braggart
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Maria “Macarena” Paz, a Caracas engineer, is underwhelmed by this explanation.Who Will Maduro Blame for Venezuela’s Blackout This Time?
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Gallardo collected all his own and his wife's jewels to contribute to the Macarena's splendor.
All the women from Triana and the Macarena are here, amusing themselves simply and quietly with a joyous decorum.Things seen in Spain
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Her father, an old-time dealer in brandies, had left her two houses on the outskirts of Macarena.
He had sent for the most influential brethren of the Macarena to explain to them that he would be in the procession.
He would drink the next day without fear, when the Macarena was left safe in her church.