[ zah-puh-tee-ah-doh; Spanish thah-pah-te-ah-thaw, sah- ]
/ ˌzɑ pə tiˈɑ doʊ; Spanish ˌθɑ pɑ tɛˈɑ ðɔ, ˌsɑ- /
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noun, plural za·pa·te·a·dos [zah-puh-tee-ah-dohz; Spanish thah-pah-te-ah-thaws, sah-]. /ˌzɑ pə tiˈɑ doʊz; Spanish ˌθɑ pɑ tɛˈɑ ðɔs, ˌsɑ-/.
a Spanish dance for a solo performer, marked by rhythmic tapping of the heels.
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How to use zapateado in a sentence
The most elaborate piece was one meant to accompany a dance called the Zapateado, or "kick-dance."Spanish Vistas|George Parsons Lathrop
British Dictionary definitions for zapateado
/ Spanish (θapateˈaðo) /
noun plural -dos (-ðos)
a Spanish dance with stamping and very fast footwork
Word Origin for zapateado
from zapatear to tap with the shoe, from zapato shoe
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