beguine definition

  • noun:
    • A ballroom party like the rumba, according to a dance of Martinique and St. Lucia.
    • The music because of this dance.
    • A ballroom party, similar to a slow rumba, that started in the French western Indies.
    • The music with this party.
    • A woman belonging to among spiritual and charitable associations or communities when you look at the Netherlands, and somewhere else, whose people live in beguinages and therefore are maybe not limited by perpetual vows.
    • See Beguin.
    • (Roman Catholic Church) a member of a lay sisterhood (one of several created within the Netherlands into the 12th and 13th centuries); though not taking spiritual vows the sisters accompanied an austere life
    • a ballroom party that started in the French western Indies; just like the rumba
    • music printed in the bolero rhythm associated with beguine party

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