Definitions

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

  • n. A Mexican ballad or folksong.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A Mexican or Mexican-American ballad or folksong.

Etymologies

American Spanish, from Spanish, ballad, from past participle of correr, to run, from Old Spanish, from Latin currere; see kers- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish corrido. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Another corrido is about Joaquin Murrieta, native of Sonora who live in the Gold Rush era in California and became known as a cutthroat bandido.

    The Music of Mexico

  • Sometimes these "occurrences" are very unhappy ones: the corrido is written in remembrance, or in protest of what the people consider grave government errors.

    The Music of Mexico

  • A corrido is a song of experience that captures the spirit of certain historical events.

    Superman is an illegal alian: humor and satire in the corrido

  • The corrido is enjoyed and produced throughout Mexico, the American Southwest, and other parts of the Spanish-speaking world.

    Superman is an illegal alian: humor and satire in the corrido

  • A corrido is a traditional Mexican storytelling song.

    NPR Topics: News

  • When you make casual reference to things like corrido, it makes me fall head over heels. tam

    The Bound Man | Miette's Bedtime Story Podcast

  • He recorded several regional hits including "El Corrido de Jhonny el Pachuco," a corrido (or story song) about a womanizer and hoodlum who comes to a bad end; "El Piedrecita (The Little Rock)"; and his signature song, "Squeeze Box Man."

    Esteban 'Steve' Jordan, influential Tejano musician, dies at 71

  • Ms. MENDOZA: (Foreign language spoken) BURNETT: It doesnt matter if it's a corrido, a waltz, a bolero, a polka or whatever, when I sing that song, she says, I live that song.

    Lydia Mendoza: The First Lady Of Tejano

  • A handful of old LP sleeves lay scattered across the floor, and now he heard the click of the record changer, the reedy throb of accordions, and the faint, pleading voice of a corrido singer.

    FALSE MERMAID

  • Começou o OFFF e o invisiblered tem corrido a LX Factory a ver os trabalhos inovadores que os artistas e colectivos têm apresentado.

    OFFF - Day #1

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