from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A Spanish stanza form of four or seven lines.
- noun A lively Spanish dance in triple meter.
- noun The music for this dance.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A Spanish dance, usually of a lively character, for two dancers.
- noun Music for such a dance or in its rhythm, which is triple and quick, resembling the bolero.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
(Spaniards use the word "seguidilla") was of Moorish origin.
Los cuales durante el último tiempo han protagonizado una seguidilla de compras de empresas que proveen servicios vía Web (ej. la compra de Writely por Google, Flickr por Yahoo), incluso han comprado empresas que no están directamente ligadas a la Web, pero cuya tecnología propietaria muestra un gran potencial de apalancamiento para otros servicios Web (Ej. la compra de Keyhole por Google).
Percy sings a Spanish seguidilla, or a German lied, or a French romance, or a Neapolitan canzonet, which, I am bound to say, excites very little attention.
Whether the little seguidilla meant any thing in the lips of the songstress, I do not presume to say.
The _jota_, the _malaguena_, and the _seguidilla_ are combinations of music, song, and dance; the last two bear distinct indications of Oriental origin; each form is linked to a traditional air, with variations.
When the seguidilla -- during the continuance of which Luis had gained his post of observation -- was brought to a close, there seemed to ensue a sort of break in the amusements of the evening.
The sound of laughter and merriment issued from it; but this was presently hushed, and two voices, accompanied by guitars, began to sing a lively _seguidilla_, of which, at the end of each piquant couplet, the listeners testified their approbation by a hum of mirthful applause.
Even when men are alone in a tavern, drinking wine, two of them will often enough stand up to tread a _seguidilla_.
In the distance there was the sound of united frivolities, a band of twenty guitars thrumming a wilful _seguidilla_.
It is the seguidilla to our blessed Lord, written by the daughter of Lope de Vega -- the holy Marcela Carpio.