parranda

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish parranda.

Noun[edit]

parranda (uncountable)

  1. A Venezuelan genre of music with African influences and drumming.
    • 2008 March 16, Jon Pareles, “Sounds Soft and Tough, and a Star in the Trunk”, New York Times:
      The nonpurist result is world-music fusion, linking the Central American parranda and punta to African and Latin pop, flamenco, even electric blues.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably derived from Basque farra, parra (laugh, laughter), whence also Spanish farra and (Brasilian) Portuguese farra.[1]

Noun[edit]

parranda f (plural parrandas)

  1. (loud) party, shindig, jamboree, blast

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joan Coromines, Breve diccionario etimológico de la lengua castellana, tercera edición 2011, ISBN 978-84-249-0374-9