Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The rhythmic stamping and tapping of the heels characteristic of Spanish flamenco dances.
  • noun A Spanish flamenco dance in which the performer stamps and taps rhythmically with the heels.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Spanish dance in which the rhythm is marked by blows of the foot on the ground.

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  • noun A dance of Mexican Indian origin characterized by a lively rhythm punctuated by the striking of the dancer's shoes.

Etymologies

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

[Spanish, from zapatear, to tap with the shoe, from zapato, shoe.]

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Spanish

Examples

  • Their dancing consisted of rapidly dashing about the stage, incredibly fast zapateado (footwork), and the women vigorously fanning themselves and their partner.

    La Bamba explained: the music of Veracruz

  • Their dancing consisted of rapidly dashing about the stage, incredibly fast zapateado (footwork), and the women vigorously fanning themselves and their partner.

    La Bamba explained: the music of Veracruz

  • Traditional regional dances such as the zapateado, the huapango, and the famous "Jarabe Tapatío" ( "Mexican Hat Dance") have traditionally connected the music with dance.

    A new generation embraces centuries-old music of Mexico

  • Traditional regional dances such as the zapateado, the huapango, and the famous "Jarabe Tapatío" ( "Mexican Hat Dance") have traditionally connected the music with dance.

    A new generation embraces centuries-old music of Mexico

  • And all this is delivered by a Torvill and Dean of the typewriter, dancing the zapateado upside down on ice.

    Transcendental Chutzpah

  • Possessed or not, in her zapateado - stamping - she certainly loses herself in the competitive interplay with her three singers, two guitarists and percussionist, unleashing a furious, disorientating battleground of rhythmic textures.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • Young men in Spanish garb sat on chairs and stomped in a rhythmic zapateado, women in white dresses danced with wild abandon to live drumbeats.

    Brownsville Herald :

  • Young men in Spanish garb sat on chairs and stomped in a rhythmic zapateado, women in white dresses danced with wild abandon to live drumbeats.

    Brownsville Herald :

  • Young men in Spanish garb sat on chairs and stomped in a rhythmic zapateado, women in white dresses danced with wild abandon to live drumbeats.

    Brownsville Herald :

  • Young men in Spanish garb sat on chairs and stomped in a rhythmic zapateado, women in white dresses danced with wild abandon to live drumbeats.

    Brownsville Herald :

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