Macarena

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Spanish female given name Macarena, which is the title of a 1993 well-known song by Spanish duo Los del Río.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Macarena ‎(plural Macarenas)

  1. A particular dance with exaggerated hip motion performed to a fast Latin rhythm.
    • 2000 January 15, Peter Sagal, “Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!”, in National Public Radio:
      Oh yeah, they were doing the Macarena up and down Saint Peter’s back in twelve ninety-two.

References[edit]

  • “Macarena” in OED Online, Oxford University Press, 2006.
  • Macarena” (US) / “Macarena” (UK) in Oxford Dictionaries, Oxford University Press.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

It is disputed whether it comes from Ancient Greek μακάριος ‎(makários, blessed, happy), or from the homonymous neighborhood in Seville, from Arabic.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /makaˈɾena/
  • Hyphenation: Ma‧ca‧re‧na

Proper noun[edit]

Macarena f

  1. A female given name