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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fan-dang-goh]
    • /fænˈdæŋ goʊ/
    • /fænˈdæŋ.ɡəʊ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fan-dang-goh]
    • /fænˈdæŋ goʊ/

Definitions of fandango word

  • noun plural fandango a lively Spanish or Spanish-American dance in triple time, performed by a man and woman playing castanets. 1
  • noun plural fandango a piece of music for such a dance or one having its rhythm. 1
  • noun plural fandango (especially in the southwest U.S.) a ball or dance. 1
  • noun fandango A lively Spanish dance for two people, typically accompanied by castanets or tambourine. 1
  • countable noun fandango A fandango is a Spanish dance in which two people dance very close together. 0
  • noun fandango an old Spanish courtship dance in triple time between a couple who dance closely and provocatively 0

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Origin of fandango

First appearance:

before 1740
One of the 48% newest English words
From Spanish, dating back to 1740-50, of uncertain origin

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fandango popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 73% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

fandango usage trend in Literature

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