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

1990–95; < Spanish: feminine of macareno boaster, braggart
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  • Gallardo collected all his own and his wife's jewels to contribute to the Macarena's splendor.

    The Blood of the Arena

    Vicente Blasco Ibez

  • All the women from Triana and the Macarena are here, amusing themselves simply and quietly with a joyous decorum.

    Things seen in Spain

    C. Gasquoine Hartley

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

    The Blood of the Arena

    Vicente Blasco Ibez

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

    The Blood of the Arena

    Vicente Blasco Ibez

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

    The Blood of the Arena

    Vicente Blasco Ibez