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Boléro. Ballet in 1 act by Ravel, choreog. Nijinskaya, comp. for Ida Rubinstein in 1928 (prod. Paris Opéra, Nov. 1928). Mus. consists of repetition of theme, in C major almost throughout, in unvarying rhythm and gradual crescendo. Its immense popularity made Ravel world-famous. Later also choreog. Lifar (1941), Béjart (1961), and others.

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bolero (bəlâr´ō), national dance of Spain, introduced c.1780 by Sebastian Zerezo, or Cerezo. Of Moroccan origin, it resembles the fandango. It is in 2–4 or 3–4 time for solo or duo dancing and is performed to the accompaniment of castanets, guitar, and the voices of the dancers. Ravel's Bolero is in this rhythm.

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bolero. Sp. dance in simple triple time, almost same as cachucha but danced by a couple or several couples. Acc. is of (or incl.) the dancers’ own vv. and castanets, sometimes with added guitars and tambourines. Introduced c.1780.

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bo·le·ro / bəˈle(ə)rō/ • n. (pl. -ros) 1. a Spanish dance in simple triple time. ∎  a piece of music for this dance. 2. a woman's short open jacket.

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bolero lively dance XVIII; short jacket XIX. — Sp., presumably f. bola ball.

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