- (music, uncountable) A popular style of folk music from Colombia.
- (music, countable) A piece performed in this style.
2007 July 27, The New York Times, “Pop and Rock Listings”, in New York Times:
- 100% COLOMBIANO (Tonight) This showcase of upbeat Colombian music includes exuberant salsa from Orquesta Guayacán and Son de Cali, with accordion-pumped vallenatos from the duos of Jorge Celedón-Jimmy Zambrano and Herbert Vargas-Silvestre Dangond, and vallenato-rooted rock from Fonseca.
- (attributive) vallenato
vallenato m (plural vallenatos)