from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An animated Spanish or Spanish-American dance in triple time.
- n. A piece of music for this dance.
- n. Informal Nonsense; tomfoolery.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A form of flamenco music and dance that has many regional variations (e.g. fandango de Huelva), some of which have their own names (e.g. malagueña, granadina)
- n. An unknown entity or contraption
- n. A shade of red-violet
- v. To dance the fandango
- v. To dance, particularly with a lot of energy
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A lively dance, in 3-8 or 6-8 time, much practiced in Spain and Spanish America. Also, the tune to which it is danced.
- n. A ball or general dance, as in Mexico.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A lively dance, very popular in Spain and Spanish America.
- n. Music for such a dance or in its rhythm, which is triple and often based on the formula here shown: akin to the bolero, chica, seguidilla, etc.
- n. By extension, a ball or dance of any sort, especially in the formerly Spanish parts of the United States; hence, humorously, any noisy entertainment, with or without dancing; a jollification.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a provocative Spanish courtship dance in triple time; performed by a man and a woman playing castanets
Spanish, possibly alteration of *fadango, from fado, from Portuguese, sad song; see fado.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish fandango. (Wiktionary)