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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [hah-buh-nair-uh or, often, -nyair-uh]
    • /ˌhɑ bəˈnɛər ə or, often, -ˈnyɛər ə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [hah-buh-nair-uh or, often, -nyair-uh]
    • /ˌhɑ bəˈnɛər ə or, often, -ˈnyɛər ə/

Definitions of habanera word

  • noun habanera a dance of Cuban origin. 1
  • noun habanera the music for this dance, having a slow duple meter and a rhythm similar to that of a tango. 1
  • noun habanera A Cuban dance in slow duple time. 1
  • noun habanera a slow Cuban dance in duple time 0
  • noun habanera a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance 0
  • noun habanera a slow Cuban dance similar to the tango 0

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Origin of habanera

First appearance:

before 1875
One of the 25% newest English words
1875-80; < Spanish (danza) habanera (dance) of Havana

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habanera popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 61% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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