maxixe

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Brazilian Portuguese maxixe.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /maˈʃiːʃə/, /makˈsiːks/

Noun[edit]

maxixe (plural maxixes)

  1. A Brazilian dance in a rapid 2/4 time, influenced by the tango and polka. [from 20th c.]
    • 2016, Donald Rayfield, ‘The Monk behind the Myth’, Literary Review, November:
      He spent whole days and nights on his knees praying, yet he could have won Strictly Come Dancing with his virtuoso Brazilian tango, the maxixe.

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

maxixe m (plural maxixes)

  1. gherkin
  2. maxixe

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