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.

Definitions of bolero
  1. noun
    a Spanish dance in triple time accompanied by guitar and castanets
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    type of:
    choreography, stage dancing
    a show involving artistic dancing
  2. noun
    music written in the rhythm of the bolero dance
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    type of:
    dance music
    music to dance to
  3. noun
    a short jacket; worn mostly by women
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    type of:
    jacket
    a short coat
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