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maxixe

[ mak-seeks; Portuguese mah-shee-shi ]
/ mækˈsiks; Portuguese mɑˈʃi ʃɪ /
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noun, plural max·ix·es [mak-seek-suhz; Portuguese mah-shee-shis]. /mækˈsik səz; Portuguese mɑˈʃi ʃɪs/.

a ballroom dance originating in Brazil, in moderate duple measure with syncopated rhythms.

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Origin of maxixe

1910–15; <Brazilian Portuguese: literally, West Indian gherkin (allegedly a name given to a Carnival figure, from which the dance took its name), said to be <Kimbundu
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British Dictionary definitions for maxixe

maxixe
/ (məˈʃiːʃ, mækˈsiːks, məˈʃiːʃeɪ) /

noun

a Brazilian dance in duple time, a precursor of the tango
from Brazilian Portuguese
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