Meaning of baile in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbʌɪleɪ/


  • (in the south-western US and parts of Central and South America) a gathering for dancing.

    ‘Now, there are at least a dozen DJ crews with enormous speaker systems putting on more than 100 bailes every weekend.’
    • ‘The previous week, he left a baile in the early hours of the morning in his manager's car.’
    • ‘The baile is at the top of the hill, where a bend in the street has created a large-enough space between ramshackle brick homes.’
    • ‘Theoretically, the police could come in and shut the bailes down - but they aren't likely to even try.’
    • ‘By the late 1980s and early 1990s the bailes had ceased being dances and become venues for organised gang warfare.’
    • ‘Since police are unlikely to raid a baile itself, he's unlikely to be caught in the act of singing the song.’
    • ‘For years, the underground bailes, or funk parties, ended in fistfights or shootouts between gangs.’
    • ‘At certain bailes, groups of men began to divide themselves into two sides and face one another across the dancefloor.’
    • ‘It is after midnight and Juca says it's time to go to the neighbourhood's regular Sunday night baile.’
    • ‘They bankroll the bailes as a way of showing that they're investing in their communities.’
    • ‘In 2000, the Rio state assembly passed a law setting strict conditions under which bailes could take place: such as obligatory metal detectors and start-to-end military police presence.’
    • ‘It was a childhood of bodas, quinceaneras, carnes asadas, bailes, misa cada domingo, with frequent trips to the other side de la linea, to Mexicali, where my relatives lived.’


Spanish, ‘dance, dancing’.