Definition of “fandango” - English Dictionary

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“fandango” in British English

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fandangonoun [ C ]

uk /fænˈdæŋ.ɡəʊ/ us /fænˈdæŋ.ɡoʊ/ plural fandangos

Examples from literature

  • And they all danced a fandango on the points of their toes. 
  • Presently she heard the music of the fandango. 
  • The use of the pebbles after the manner of castanets, the division of the dancers into two sets, their advance and retreat toward and away from each other are all suggestive of the Spanish bolero or fandango. 
  • They have also two favourite dances, called a fandango, and a bolero, both extremely lively and graceful. 
  • Who is that man, off to the right, dancing a fandango? asked Johnson. 

(Definition of “fandango” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)