Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An Andalusian solo dance in 3/4 time.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A dance, in triple time and related to the flamenco and fandango, from Andalusia

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An Andalusian dance in three-four time, resembling the bolero.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Spanish dance similar to the bolero.
  • n. A musical piece in triple rhythm, like the bolero.

Etymologies

Spanish, small boat, cachucha, possibly from diminutive of cacho, shard, saucepan, probably from Vulgar Latin *cacculus, alteration of Latin caccabus, pot, from Greek kakkabos, probably of Semitic origin; akin to Akkadian kukkubu, a small container.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • Quick Spanish dance, with castanet accompaniment. (Luciferous Logolepsy)

    May 18, 2008