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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A type of music common in the Caribbean.
  • n. A song performed in this style.
  • v. To dance to merengue music.


American Spanish, from Spanish, meringue, from French méringue.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish merengue (Wiktionary)



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