[ Spanish sah-pah-te-aw ]
/ Spanish ˌsɑ pɑˈtɛ ɔ /
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noun, plural za·pa·te·os [sah-pah-te-aws]. /ˌsɑ pɑˈtɛ ɔs/.
a Cuban dance in three-quarter time emphasizing staccato stamping footwork.
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Origin of zapateo
1920–25; <Spanish: tapping with the feet, derivative of zapatear to tap with the feet; see zapateado
Words nearby zapateo
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Entonces el hombre la sigue siempre, hasta que, despus de un zapateo final se retiran, y una nueva pareja ocupa el puesto.Heath's Modern Language Series: The Spanish American Reader|Ernesto Nelson