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be·guine  audio  (b-gn) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. A ballroom dance similar to the rumba, based on a dance of Martinique and St. Lucia.
  2. The music for this dance.

ETYMOLOGY:
French (West Indies) béguine, from French béguin, hood, flirtation, from beguine, Beguine ; see Beguine


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