merengue

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Spanish merengue, from French meringue.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /məˈɹɛŋɡeɪ/

Noun[edit]

merengue (countable and uncountable, plural merengues)

  1. (music, uncountable) A type of music common in the Caribbean.
  2. A song performed in this style.
  3. A dance to this style of music.
    • 2011, Elizabeth Drake-Boyt, Latin Dance, ISBN 0313376093, page 86:
      If Trujillo said everybody had to dance the merengue, then everybody danced the merengue, for so feared was he by Dominicans that it was said that even a glance from him had the power to kill someone from across the street.

Verb[edit]

merengue (third-person singular simple present merengues, present participle merenguing, simple past and past participle merengued)

  1. (intransitive) To dance to merengue music.

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

merengue m (uncountable)

  1. A type of music common in the Caribbean
  2. meringue