Pronunciation: (flä-meng'kō, flu-), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/flamenco.html on line 73 [key]
—n., pl. -cos,
1. a style of dancing, characteristic of the Andalusian Gypsies, that is strongly rhythmic and involves vigorous actions, as clapping the hands and stamping the feet.
2. a style of instrumental or vocal music originating in southern Spain and typically of an intensely rhythmic, improvisatory character, performed by itself or as an accompaniment to flamenco dancing.
Also,fla•men'can.of or like the music and dances of the Andalusian Gypsies: flamenco rhythms.
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