bolero

A bolero is a type of quick, lively Spanish dance. It's also a short jacket worn mainly by women.

You could dance a bolero in a bolero, because this word refers to both clothes and music. The kind of bolero you wear is a short jacket that just about comes down to the waist. A bolero is most often worn by women: except in Spain, where men wear it too. The dance is a quick-paced type of music that you could do to Ravel's famous piece, also called Bolero. Both the music and the jacket come from Spain.

Primary Meanings of bolero

1.
n
a Spanish dance in triple time accompanied by guitar and castanets
2.
n
a short jacket; worn mostly by women
Full Definitions of bolero
1

n a Spanish dance in triple time accompanied by guitar and castanets

Type of:
choreography, stage dancing
a show involving artistic dancing

n music written in the rhythm of the bolero dance

Type of:
dance music
music to dance to
2

n a short jacket; worn mostly by women

Type of:
jacket
a short coat

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