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Definition of the noun fandango

What does fandango mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: fandangos / fandangoes (less preferred form)

  1. a provocative Spanish courtship dance in triple time; performed by a man and a woman playing castanets
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic term: social dancing = dancing as part of a social occasion

Alternative definition of the noun fandango


  1. A form of flamenco music and dance
  2. An unknown entity or contraption

Definition of the verb fandango

What does fandango mean as a doing word?


  1. To dance the fandango
  2. [figuratively] To dance, particularly with a lot of energy


  1. "Fandango" is a 1985 American film directed by Kevin Reynolds. It was originally a student film titled Proof made by Reynolds while he was attending USC film school. It was a parody of Greek life at his alma mater Baylor University. However, due to his father's presidency at Baylor, he did not wish to portray the Baptist institution in an unfavorable light and gave it the alternative distinction as the University of Texas.
  2. "Fandango" a.k.a. "Song of Scheherazade" is a 1947 American musical film directed by Walter Reisch. It tells the story of an imaginary episode in the life of the Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, in 1865, when he was a young naval officer on shore leave in Morocco. It also features Yvonne De Carlo as a Spanish dancer named Cara de Talavera, Eve Arden as her mother, and Brian Donlevy as the ship's captain. Charles Kullman, a tenor with the Metropolitan Opera, plays the ship's doctor, Klin, who sings two of Rimsky-Korsakov's melodies.
  3. "Fandango" is a film, directed by Marcel Sisniega.
  4. "Fandango" is a 1999 film directed by Matthias Glasner.
    • country: Germany
    • language: German Language
    • genre: Romance Film
    • released in (16 years ago)


  1. Fandango is a fictional character from the film Circus Fandango.
  2. Fandango is a fictional character from the 1999 film The Best Man.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Fandango

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Google previewFederico Moreno Torroba (2013)

A Musical Life in Three Acts by Walter Aaron Clark, William Craig Krause

The “Fandanguillo” is marked “Allegro, tempo di Fandango.” The fandango is a triple—meter song and ...

Google previewTerraquea; or, a new System of Geography and modern History (1790)

by James Bentley GORDON

The fandango is a dance peculiar to the inhabitants of this peninsula, and of which they are fond to enthufiasm, insomuch that when it commences at a ball every countenance is filled with animation, and even those who are obliged by age or ...

Google previewPiano Lesson Book (1982)

Level 3 by Willard A. Palmer, Morton Manus, Amanda Vick Lethco

Fandango The FANDANGO is a lively Spanish dance with 3 31.

Google previewA Journey from Gibraltar to Malaga; (1780)

With a View of that Garrison and Its Environs; a Particular Account of the Towns in the Hoya of Malaga; the Antient and Natural History of Those Cities, of the Coast Between Them, and of the Mountains of Ronda. Illustrated with the Roman Inscriptions and Coins of Each Municipal Town, a Geographical and Classical Chart, and Thirteen Plates Engraved from Original Drawings, Taken in the Year 1772 by Francis Carter

The Fandango is a more difficult dance; it is a.

Google previewDancing Across Borders (2009)

Danzas Y Bailes Mexicanos by Olga Nájera-Ramírez, Norma Elia Cantú, Brenda M. Romero

Fandango is a social gathering in which regional music is performed and danced . 10. Tunes meant to be danced to on a wooden platform (tarima). 11. The huapango is the son genre from the Huastec region of Mexico, which overlaps the ...

Google previewCultural Studies in the Second Language Classroom (1997)

Needs, Problems and Solutions by Dagmar Scheu Lottgen

The fandango is a fast dance performed by a couple to the music of guitars and castanets which alternate with a singer. The song that accompanies this dance is always captivating because of the highly emotional content of its lyrics. Here is a ...

Google previewIntroduction to Electronic Commerce and Social Commerce (2017)

by Efraim Turban, Judy Whiteside, David King, Jon Outland

Fandango is a company that ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Wrestling (2014)

by John Grasso

FANDANGO, AKA JOHNNY CURTIS (né CURTIS JONATHAN HUSSEY). B. 22 July 1982, Boston, Massachusetts. For more than 10 years, Curtis Hussey, as Johnny ...

Google previewCelebrating Latino Folklore: An Encyclopedia of Cultural Traditions [3 volumes] (2012)

An Encyclopedia of Cultural Traditions by Maria Herrera-Sobek

Whatever its origins, the fandango shares traits with other dances such as the folía, chaconne, zarabande and canario ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of World Folk Dance (2016)

by Mary Ellen Snodgrass

A Changing Mode Well into the eighteenth century, the fandango deemphasized touching in favor of eye-to-eye communication. The abandon of the lower class emerged among the upper classes of Seville as a dance for adults and children.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Latino Popular Culture (2004)

by Cordelia Candelaria

Miguel Montiel Fandango. Fandango originally referred to a Spanish dance involving castanets, but since the eighteenth ...

Google previewThe World of the American West: A Daily Life Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2016)

by Gordon Morris Bakken

The fandango is a lively couples dance for two from Spain and Mexico traditionally accompanied by guitars and castanets or hand clapping. The fandango (a courtship dance and a genre of Spanish folk song) was normally danced by couples, ...

Google previewThe popular encyclopedia; or, 'Conversations Lexicon': [ed. by A. Whitelaw from the Encyclopedia Americana]. (1846)

by Alexander Whitelaw

FANDANGO, el ; an old Spanish dance, which originated most probably in Andalusia, a province of the south of Spain. Foreigners are very much astonished and not less offended, when they see this dance for the first time ; however, few rail to ...

Google previewWestern Canadian Dictionary and Phrase Book (1977)

by John Sandilands

Fandango, lively proceedings of a joyous nature, though a ...

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Scrabble value of F4A1N1D2A1N1G2O1

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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