Definition of flamenco noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//fləˈmeŋkəʊ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//fləˈmeŋkoʊ//
    (pl. flamencos) Styles of music
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] a fast exciting Spanish dance that is usually danced to music played on a guitar flamenco dancing to dance the flamenco
  2. 2[uncountable] the guitar music that is played for this dance to play some flamenco See related entries: Styles of music
  3. Word Originlate 19th cent.: Spanish, ‘like a Gypsy’, literally ‘Fleming’, from Middle Dutch Vlaminc.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: flamenco