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merengue

[ muh-reng-gey ]
/ m蓹藞r蓻艐 ge瑟 /
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noun
a ballroom dance of Dominican and Haitian origin, characterized by a stiff-legged, limping step.
the music for this dance.
verb (used without object), me路ren路gued, me路ren路gu路ing.
to dance the merengue.
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Origin of merengue

First recorded in 1880鈥90; from Latin American Spanish merengue, meringue, and probably a special use of Spanish merengue meringue, but the semantic development is unclear
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British Dictionary definitions for merengue

merengue
/ (m蓹藞r蓻艐伞e瑟) /

noun
a type of lively dance music originating in the Dominican Republic, which combines African and Spanish elements
a Caribbean dance in duple time with syncopated rhythm performed to such music

Word Origin for merengue

from American Spanish and Haitian Creole
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