[sey-guh-deel-yuh, -dee-yuh, seg-uh-; Spanish se-gee-th ee-lyah]
- Prosody. a stanza of four to seven lines with a distinctive rhythmic pattern.
- a Spanish dance in triple meter for two persons.
- the music for this dance.
Origin of seguidilla
1755–65; < Spanish, equivalent to seguid(a) sequence (segui- (stem of seguir ≪ Latin sequī to follow) + -da < Latin -ta feminine past participle suffix) + -illa diminutive suffix
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Examples from the Web for seguidilla
It is the seguidilla, with its gracious memories, which gives life to the Feria.Things seen in Spain
C. Gasquoine Hartley
Many of them are but slight variations from the Fandango and Seguidilla.
And for answer she softly sings to him that rapturous song of the Seguidilla.
Sings of "an inn near the ramparts of Sevilla" where she will go to dance the Seguidilla.
The Tigercat looked at his new ally with a stare of surprise, shrugged his shoulders, and whistled a Mexican seguidilla.Stoneheart
- a Spanish dance in a fast triple rhythm
- a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
- prosody a stanzaic form consisting of four to seven lines and marked by a characteristic rhythm
Spanish: a little dance, from seguida a dance, from seguir to follow, from Latin sequī