[ Spanish sah-pah-te-aw ]

noun,plural za·pa·te·os [sah-pah-te-aws]. /ˌsɑ pɑˈtɛ ɔs/.
  1. a Cuban dance in three-quarter time emphasizing staccato stamping footwork.

Origin of zapateo

1920–25; <Spanish: tapping with the feet, derivative of zapatear to tap with the feet; see zapateado

Words Nearby zapateo Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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