bolero

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bolero a Spanish dance in triple time accompanied by guitar and castanets
    • n bolero a short jacket; worn mostly by women
    • n bolero music written in the rhythm of the bolero dance
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bolero A kind of small outer jacket, with or without sleeves, worn by women.
    • Bolero A Spanish dance, or the lively music which accompanies it.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bolero A Spanish dance in ¾ time, accompanied by the voice and castanets, intended to represent the course of love from extreme shyness to extreme passion.
    • n bolero A musical composition for such a dance.
    • n bolero A short jacket, ending about three inches above the waist-line: originally in imitation of the Spanish jacket, but now-made in many fashions, and trimmed either simply or with extremely elaborate ornament.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bolero bo-lā′ro or bo-lē′ro Spanish national dance: also the air to which it is danced.
    • n Bolero bo-lā′ro or bo-lē′ro, Spanish national dance: also the air to which it is danced.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

Krauss had sung the bolero in the Vespri Siciliani; and Mlle.
"The Phantom of the Opera" by Gaston Leroux
He wore a suit of coarse brown ducking, the coat being a sort of rakish bolero, jaunty to a degree.
"Roads of Destiny" by O. Henry
Had he time to saddle Bolero?
"The Dark Flower" by John Galsworthy
A week later the stock of El Bolero was quoted at par.
"Stories in Light and Shadow" by Bret Harte
Any God's quantity of cocked hats and boleros and trunkhose.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
Jadwin began the bolero.
"The Pit" by Frank Norris
Composed at Nohant, it is as little Italian as the Bolero is Spanish.
"Chopin: The Man and His Music" by James Huneker
At the very close of this century we have a very summary account of the commerce of France by Giovani Bolero.
"Robert Kerr's General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 18" by William Stevenson
It was of blue velvet corduroy, with a fetching little bolero jacket, and the things themselves were fitted, if you know what I mean.
"Somewhere in Red Gap" by Harry Leon Wilson
The minuet has all the tender coquetry of the bolero, divested of its licentious fervour.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 341, March, 1844, Vol. 55" by Various
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In news:

Try Casa Bolero 's award-winning soup - at home or in the restaurant.
Bell's Beer, tequila will come together for unique dinner at Casa Bolero in Kalamazoo.
Bell's Brewery, Inc Casa Bolero 's Jared Dellario with some of the beers and tequilas that will be featured in the Oct 28 dinner.
An Update From the BOLERO -2 Trial.
Symphony patrons celebrate " Bolero ".
Download the free instructions to create the ruffled bolero jacket featured in the Dec/Jan '12 issue.
Six of the best for T and D. The beauty of Bolero.
It is widely accepted that the ice dance performance of Ravel's Bolero by British skaters Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean that won them the gold medal in 1984 ranks among the most thrilling and emotional sporting moments of all time.
The program includes mambo, tango, bolero, samba, foxtrot, waltz, swing and more.
Find out about José Feliciano's Señor Bolero from the online music source Billboard.com.
8 White Rabbit was a trippy rock roll bolero written by Airplane.
Escorted by her parents, the bride wore a silver lace and taffeta gown with a bolero jacket and carried a bouquet of white flowers with pearl accents.
Try Casa Bolero's award-winning soup - at home or in the restaurant.
Dance wends its way through the four pieces on the Philadelphia Orchestra's present program led by Giancarlo Guerrero - bolero, the Charleston, and Martha Graham.
Restaurant Reviews Joshua Boydston Bolero Spanish Grill & Tapas Bar faced many uncertainties when it opened in late 2009, and by that, I mean people uncertain of what tapas were.
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