biguine

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

biguine (uncountable)

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  1. (music) A style of music that originated in Martinique in the nineteenth century, combining the traditional bélé music with the polka.
    • 2007 August 2, Jon Pareles, “A Wide Range of Sounds, From Antillean to Zouk”, in New York Times[1]:
      The band had three contrasting lead singers: Mr. Desvarieux, who was gruff and smoky; Mr. Marthely, a buoyant tenor; and Ms. Beroard, whose voice can be bright and poppy or sweetly affectionate. Mr. Naimro’s keyboards could sound like zinging dance-club synthesizers, an accordion, a steel drum or the clarinet used in old Martinican biguine music. Mr. Desvarieux’s guitar sometimes hinted at blues-rock or the intertwining lines of African rock before slipping back into the rhythm section.

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

biguine f (plural biguines)

  1. biguine

Verb[edit]

biguine

  1. first-person singular present indicative of biguiner
  2. third-person singular present indicative of biguiner
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of biguiner
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of biguiner
  5. second-person singular imperative of biguiner