American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A ballroom dance similar to the rumba, based on a dance of Martinique and St. Lucia.
- n. The music for this dance.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See Beguin.
- n. A ballroom dance, similar to a slow rumba, that originated in the French West Indies.
- n. The music for this dance.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A woman belonging to one of the religious and charitable associations or communities in the Netherlands, and elsewhere, whose members live in beguinages and are not bound by perpetual vows.
- n. (Roman Catholic Church) a member of a lay sisterhood (one of several founded in the Netherlands in the 12th and 13th centuries); though not taking religious vows the sisters followed an austere life
- n. a ballroom dance that originated in the French West Indies; similar to the rumba
- n. music written in the bolero rhythm of the beguine dance
- From American French béguine, from béguin. (Wiktionary)
- French (West Indies) béguine, from French béguin, hood, flirtation, from beguine, Beguine; see Beguine. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Some vitae indicate the language of the materials that the women read, as when the foundress of Engelthal, a beguine in Nuremberg named Alheid, read in German to her young community over meals. 17 Other vitae indicate the language that the women (and those associated with them) sang or spoke.”
“Andrea Schacht: The novels about the beguine Almut Bossart.”
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“From these women arose a new type of religious woman, the beguine. 7 These women took temporary vows of chastity, while embracing apostolic poverty and a life of prayer combined with service.”
“Assuming we were loved at one time to beguine with of course.”
“Because I'm a music guy, I decided to begin the beguine by working on my own personal play list for my personal Obama victory party.”
“Rhymes with beguine, "if you remember that old song.”
“By a turning to the right out of the Rue St. Catherine, you come to the placid Minne Water, or Lac d'Amour, not far from the shores of which is one of those curious beguinages that are characteristic of Flanders, and consist of a number of separate little houses, grouped in community, each of which is inhabited by a beguine, or less strict kind of nun.”
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