milonga

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish milonga

Noun[edit]

milonga (plural milongas)

  1. A form of music originating in Argentina, Uruguay and Southern Brazil
    • 2007 January 26, Gia Kourlas, “Watching a History Lesson That’s Told Through Tango”, in New York Times[1]:
      In “Gath & Chaves,” a section named after a department store, women pose as mannequins but come to life to dance a tango, a waltz, a milonga and, finally, a mystifying number called “Hound Dog.”
  2. A dance which accompanies this music

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Spanish milonga.

Noun[edit]

milonga f (plural milonga's, diminutive milongaatje n)

  1. milonga, style of dance related to tango
  2. tango session
  3. place for dancing tango

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

milonga f (plural milongas)

  1. milonga (music)
  2. milonga (dance)
  3. (colloquial) A lie or falsehood.

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