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Definition of the noun Milonga

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  1. A form of music originating in Argentina, Uruguay and Southern Brazil


Milonga is a musical genre that originated in the Río de la Plata areas of Argentina and Uruguay. It was very popular in the 1870s. It was derived from an earlier style of singing known as the payada de contrapunto. The song was set to a lively 2/4 tempo, as are most milongas.


"Milonga" is a 1999 Italian giallo film directed by Emidio Greco. For his performance Giancarlo Giannini won the Globo d'oro for best actor.


  1. Milonga is a term for a place or an event where tango is danced. People who frequently go to milongas are sometimes called milongueros. The term "milonga" can also refer to a musical genre.
  2. Milonga dance is dancing to milonga music.

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

An Encyclopedia of Cultural Traditions by Maria Herrera-Sobek

The milonga is a song and dance form from the late nineteenth century. Originally sung by gauchos—cattle ranchers...

The term milonga refers to the Afro-Brazilian word for lyrics sung by the payadores. As a musical form, the milonga is ...

Google previewHonduras & the Bay Islands (2007)

by Gary Chandler, Liza Prado

Judging from the name (la milonga is an Argentinean dance) it's no surprise that music ...

Google previewThe Accordion in the Americas (2012)

Klezmer, Polka, Tango, Zydeco, and More! by Helena Simonett

The milonga is an improvised rural song form that around 1860 added dance steps (strongly influenced by the habanera and the mazurka), which mutated into the tango around 1880. The word is also a synonym for "dance gathering” or ...

Google previewArgentine Tango - Class Companion: the Guide for Students of Argentine Tango (2007)

by Thomas Rasche

A Milonga is a more dressing-up occasion, with the colours black and red well suited to the occasions. Every Tango scene has its own Etiquette. In most northern European scenes, there is no requirement to come to Milongas as a couple.

Google previewNew Sociologies of Sex Work (2016)

by Kate Hardy, Sarah Kingston

first, in terms of spatial settings: the dimly lit milonga is a far cry from the well-lit, sterile, institutional rooms of hospitals and health care centres. Night clubs, in contrast, are venues where ...

Google previewAlana Dancing Star: Twilight Tango (2011)

by Arlene Phillips

Milonga is a version danced.

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Music (2005)

Milonga : Argentine country dance derived from the Spanish milonga; Spanish dance first originated in Andalusia Min : Abbreviation of the minor scale. Minacciando (Italian) : Threatening. Minacciando : "threatening". Mingun bell : World's ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Film Composers (2015)

by Thomas S. Hischak

Monkey Dirty Linen Milonga The Love Letter Secret of the Andes Deceit The Children of the Century It ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of World Folk Dance (2016)

by Mary Ellen Snodgrass

173 milonga, 311 Milton , ...

Google previewThe Random House Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (1995)

by Random House, Stephen Elliott

bind: 6 chunga cowboy: 6 gaucho 7 vaquero dance: 5 samba, tango, zamba 6 cuando, gaucho 7 milonga 9 chacarera farm.

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Scrabble value of M3I1L1O1N1G2A1

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