from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A slow Cuban dance.
- n. The music for this dance, in duple time.
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- n. A style of music from Cuba.
- n. A dance performed to this music.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A slow Spanish dance in triple rhythm; also, the music for such a dance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. music composed in duple time for dancing the habanera
- n. a Cuban dance in duple time
Featuring classical music, Cuban habanera dance music, pop, jazz and tango.
Scott Joplin and W.C. Handy, among other composers of early jazz, worked with a new sort of syncopation that drew, somewhat, on the rhythm of the habanera, a Cuban dance music that became fashionable enough in 19th-century Europe that it provided the lilting bass line for the famous aria in Bizet 's Carmen.
The most fertile Cuban musical form turned out to be the habanera, a lilting dance form that evolved out of the old French Contre-danse in the years following the Haitian revolution.
If you look at the left hand on a piece of sheet music for a habanera, it's there.
By the time Bizet used it in the signature aria of "Carmen" in 1875, the habanera had become shorthand for Spanish music.
And we hear in the left hand this habanera type of rhythm, which he said was essential to New Orleans music, this Spanish feeling.
In the 19th century, the homegrown habanera was the sound of the Spanish Americas.
My husband likes a little catsup in his coctel de camron. .also with extra habanera!
She'd mix habanera sauce and lemonade and drink it until her esophagus spasmed.
One of the most potent chiles in all of Mexico hails from the Yucatan: the habanera an innocent-looking fellow a couple of inches in diameter at most.