Definitions

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  • noun music A traditional Brazilian children's dance

Etymologies

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From Portuguese

Examples

  • Attendees are invited to bring their dancing shoes to swing to baião, ciranda, the syncopated maracatú and the driving, straight-ahead xote … the richness of Brazil rhythms — as Brazilian Jazz Quintet masterfully performs.

    Harlem’s Family Arts Festival «

  • Attendees are invited to bring their dancing shoes to swing to baião, ciranda, the syncopated maracatú and the driving, straight-ahead xote … the richness of Brazil rhythms — as Brazilian Jazz Quintet masterfully performs.

    Riverside Theatre’s Family Arts Festival «

  • I also don't dance ciranda in the room with the wide wood planks and a mural of the poet Manuel Bandeira or flirt with the dark Italian.

    ANALFABETO / AN ALPHABET by ELLEN BAXT

  • Orquestra Contemporanea de Olinda This Brazilian big band incorporates the brass-band carnaval music called frevo, regional rhythms like ciranda and maracatu-the latter a key element in the manguebeat sound pioneered by Chico Science two decades ago-and even traces of samba, rock, and dub.

    Chicago Reader

  • Orquestra Contemporanea de Olinda incorporates the brass-band carnaval music called frevo, regional rhythms like ciranda and maracatu-the latter a key element in the manguebeat sound pioneered by Chico Science in Recife two decades ago-and even traces of samba, rock, and dub.

    Chicago Reader

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