Dictionary.com

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 /
Save This Word!

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.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use seguidilla in a sentence

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK