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n. - A ballroom dance that originated in the French West Indies; Music written in the bolero rhythm of the ballroom dance.

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  • After Cole Porter wrote the song "Begin the beguine", the dance became more widely known beyond the Caribbean.
  • Folks, I'll be honest with you here: I have no idea what a "beguine" is, and while this might just be me copping an ego, I'm pretty sure that
  • Rhymes with beguine, "if you remember that old song."
  • Andrea Schacht: The novels about the beguine Almut Bossart. for more
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  • She can "begin" (start) a "beguin" (flirtation) during the "beguine" (dance), but not if she is a "Beguine" (member of a lay sisterhood).
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