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fandango. A lively Sp. dance believed to be of S. Amer. origin. It is in simple triple or compound duple time, and of ever-increasing speed, with sudden stops during which the performers (a single couple) remain motionless, and with intervals during which they sing. Acc. is normally by guitar or castanets. There is a fandango in Mozart's Figaro.

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fandango (făndăng´gō), ancient Spanish dance, probably of Moorish origin, that came into Europe in the 17th cent. It is in triple time and is danced by a single couple to the accompaniment of castanets, guitar, and songs sung by the dancers. At the end of certain measures, the music halts abruptly and the dancers remain rigid until it is resumed.

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fan·dan·go / fanˈdang/ • n. (pl. -goes or -gos) 1. a lively Spanish dance for two people, typically accompanied by castanets or tambourine. 2. a foolish or useless act or thing: the Washington inaugural fandango.

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fandango lively Sp. dance. XVIII. — Sp., of unkn. orig.

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