Pronunciation: (hō'tu; Sp. hô'tä), [key]
—pl. -tasPronunciation: (-tuz; Sp. -täs). [key]
1. a Spanish dance in triple meter, performed by a couple and marked by complex rhythms executed with the heels and castanets.
2. the music for this dance.
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