from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The rhythmic stamping and tapping of the heels characteristic of Spanish flamenco dances.
- n. A Spanish flamenco dance in which the performer stamps and taps rhythmically with the heels.
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- n. A dance of Mexican Indian origin characterized by a lively rhythm punctuated by the striking of the dancer's shoes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Spanish dance in which the rhythm is marked by blows of the foot on the ground.
Spanish, from zapatear, to tap with the shoe, from zapato, shoe.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)