from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A moderately fast Spanish dance.
  • n. Music for or in the rhythm of this dance, set in march time and often played at bullfights.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A fast Spanish ballroom dance in double time
  • n. the music for such a dance, or for a march; used especially at bullfights

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a ballroom dance in fast duple time
  • n. music in march time composed for dancing the paso doble; often played at bull fights


Spanish : paso, step + doble, double.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Spanish double step (Wiktionary)


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  • Paso Doble or pasodoble is a lively style of dance to the duple meter march-like pasodoble music. It actually originated in southern France, but is modeled after the sound, drama, and movement of the Spanish bullfight. Paso doble means "two step" in Spanish.

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