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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- A rhythmic stamping or tapping step characteristic of Spanish dancing.

Usage examples (6)
  • And all this is delivered by a Torvill and Dean of the typewriter, dancing the zapateado upside down on ice.
  • Their dancing consisted of rapidly dashing about the stage, incredibly fast zapateado (footwork), and the women vigorously fanning themselves and their partner.
  • Young men in Spanish garb sat on chairs and stomped in a rhythmic zapateado, women in white dresses danced with wild abandon to live drumbeats.
  • A snappy son jarocho zapateado would rattle his bigoted bones pretty good, but you'd probably opt to see couples twirling over his plot to the brassy strains of some... for more
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