American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A ballroom dance of Dominican and Haitian folk origin, characterized by a sliding step.
- n. Music for this dance, in rapid 2/4 time.
- From Spanish merengue (Wiktionary)
- American Spanish, from Spanish, meringue, from French méringue. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Finally spread this "merengue" over the pie and simmer in the oven until the merengue takes a golden hue.”
“Latin and international rhythms, such as merengue and salsa, as well as aerobic exercises to give a good cardio work out.”
“Inspired by Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas, the dress was a strapless form-fitting style that had a detachable skirt—so after the ceremony she could merengue the night away!”
“Loca" is hip-hop merengue performed in two languages, with assistance from Dominican rapper El Cata and English rapper Dizzee Rascal, with little appreciable difference between the versions; "Lo Que Más" is one of a handful of doleful ballads; the Pitbull-assisted "Rabiosa" is giddy, rapid-fire Latin pop.”
“The clip Reyes selected, to the casual listener at least, seemed to only feature two words: Jose and Reyes, repeated over and over again to a merengue beat.”
“Latin and Caribbean music are healthily represented from merengue, to salsa, to the Puerto Rican dance beats of reggaeton.”
“Confronted in the lab with an infectious Latin merengue song, played at 116 or 124 beats per minute, Mathieu bounced tentatively and erratically as a multimedia addendum to the paper shows, representing Mathieu's movements with a dot.”
“On the menu was tarte flambe, charcuterie, and a merengue.”
“The workouts here each feature one Latin dance style -- cha-cha, salsa, merengue, samba or rhumba.”
“Mr. Davis inserted an onstage merengue band into the nightclub where Delacruz meets his mistress Estella (Mabel Ledo), but its hint of Latin American flavor only made Mr. Davis's other music sound duller by comparison.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘merengue’.
A list generated by Phrontistery
which I wanted to have along with my own lists on Wordnik
Another compilation of spelling words suitable for intermediate to advanced spellers.
The Moves. Do~do~ditty!
A mixture of words that I like or have commented on, along with ones parked here so they'd be listed somewhere or remind me of lists I want to make.
I was tragically born with an extra left foot. If I weren't so debilitated, this would be my to-do list.
words that are mostly fun to say or just lovely
Styles of dance
About folk, dancing styles, music styles, popular songs, etc.
Acerca del folclore, bailes, estilos musicales, canciones populares, etc.
dancing on waves - a mysterious term of Chaucer that I can't bury or even embalm.
Words that are painful to say. The English language was meant to flow, and these words deserve exile. A complement to the list They Roll Off The Tongue.
...with the Sound of Music.
Looking for tweets for merengue.