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fandango

(făndăng`gō), ancient Spanish dance, probably of Moorish origin, that came into Europe in the 17th cent. It is in triple time and is danced by a single couple to the accompaniment of castanets, guitar, and songs sung by the dancers. At the end of certain measures, the music halts abruptly and the dancers remain rigid until it is resumed.

Fandango

 

a Spanish folk dance accompanied by singing, once popular in Castile and Andalusia. The music is in ¾ time, and the tempo is moderate. The fandango is performed by couples to the accompaniment of guitar and castanets. It was first included in ballets in the late 18th century. Examples of the fandango appear in works by E. Granados, E. F. Napravnik, and other composers.

fandango

1. an old Spanish courtship dance in triple time between a couple who dance closely and provocatively
2. a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
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