[sey-guh-deel-yuh, -dee-yuh, seg-uh-; Spanish se-gee-th ee-lyah]
noun, plural se·gui·dil·las [sey-guh-deel-yuh z, -dee-yuh z; Spanish se-gee-th ee-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.
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
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for seguidilla
Historical Examples of seguidilla
It is the seguidilla, with its gracious memories, which gives life to the Feria.
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.
British Dictionary definitions for seguidilla
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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