Definitions

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  • n. A genre of Cuban popular music with rapid tempo and lyrics.
  • n. A piece performed in this style.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of sandal used by the Mexicans and the Indians of Mexico.
  • n. A graceful Spanish dance, or the music for it.

Etymologies

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Spanish

Examples

  • Son, merengue, musica jibara, guaracha . . . and his band absolutely rocks.

    Music, Ho Ho

  • He called to the musicians to play a lively _guaracha.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • This is the country they say is the country of music, guaracha [Cuban music and ballroom dance], disorder.

    DIALOGUE AT CONGRESS

  • Inquisition, relating his crime, whether carnal or anti-Catholic; and he could join in the _seguadilla_ or in the _guaracha_.

    The Bed-Book of Happiness

  • Daniel Santos (February 5, 1916 November 27, 1992) was a singer and composer of boleros, and an overall performer of multiple Caribbean music genres, including guaracha, plena and rumba.

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  • In the late 1950's Ros got a smart idea of recording Broadway musical melodies arranged to different Latin rhythms: the mambo, cha cha cha, rumba, samba, baion, bolero, valse creole, meringe, guaracha, and the conga.

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  • Passing back into Spain via the province of Andalusia, Latin styles such as the son, guaracha and guaguanco merged with elements of the flamenco and by the 1960s and '70s, the rumba catalana was in full swing.

    Soul-Sides.com

  • The third in a string of remarkable Soundway releases documenting the catholic impulses of Panamanian calypso, guaracha, and cumbia from the third quarter of the 20th century,

    PopMatters

  • Sanchez was exposed to and influenced by two very different styles of music: Afro-Cuban music (mambo, son, cha-cha, rhumba, guaracha, salsa) by greats such as Tito Puente, and bebop jazz, including the works of Charlie Parker.

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  • "danza," which is kin to Mexican airs and to the Cuban "guaracha" and may be compared to a flowing brook, now gliding along serenely, now rushing in cascades.

    Santo Domingo A Country with a Future

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