from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Spanish stanza form of four to seven lines.
- n. A lively Spanish dance.
- n. The music for this dance, in triple meter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Spanish dance, usually of a lively character, for two dancers.
- n. Music for such a dance or in its rhythm, which is triple and quick, resembling the bolero.
Spanish, diminutive of seguida, sequence, from feminine past participle of seguir, to follow, from Vulgar Latin *sequere, from Latin sequī; see sekw-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)