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nounplural noun jaleos
1A lively dance of Andalusian origin, or the music or handclapping which accompanies it.‘The jaleo itself is a jotilla, a kind of fandango, but it is based on the Andalusian scale.’
- ‘The Spanish Jaleo (also called Chufla) was usually danced impromptu by a supple, agile gypsy with castanets, to a guitar accompaniment and the haunting notes of an ancient love song.’
- ‘In Spain, the audiences shout 'jaleos' while the flamenco dancers' footwork and the tapping of her castanets move to the strumming of the guitar.’
- 1.1A fast instrumental chorus in merengue music.
Mid 19th century Spanish, literally ‘halloo’.
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