seguidilla

[ sey-guh-deel-yuh, -dee-yuh, seg-uh-; Spanish se-gee-thee-lyah ]
/ ˌseɪ gəˈdil yə, -ˈdi yə, ˌsɛg ə-; Spanish ˌsɛ giˈði lyɑ /

noun, plural se·gui·dil·las [sey-guh-deel-yuhz, -dee-yuhz; Spanish se-gee-thee-lyahs]. /ˌseɪ gəˈdil yəz, -ˈdi yəz; Spanish ˌsɛ giˈði lyɑs/.

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.

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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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British Dictionary definitions for seguidilla

seguidilla
/ (ˌsɛɡɪˈdiːljə) /

noun

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

Word Origin for seguidilla

Spanish: a little dance, from seguida a dance, from seguir to follow, from Latin sequī
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