Definitions for beguineˈbɛg in, ˈbeɪ gin, bəˈgin
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a dance in bolero rhythm that originated in Martinique.
Category: Music and Dance
Origin of beguine:
1930–35; < F (West Indies) béguine, fem. der. of F béguin infatuation, lit., a kind of cap, orig. one worn by a Beguine
Beg•uineˈbɛg in, ˈbeɪ gin, bəˈgin(n.)
a member of a Roman Catholic lay sisterhood founded in Liège in the 13th century.
Origin of Beguine:
1350–1400; ME begyne < MF beguine, said to be after Lambert (le) Begue (the stammerer), founder of the order; see -ine1
(Roman Catholic Church) a member of a lay sisterhood (one of several founded in the Netherlands in the 12th and 13th centuries); though not taking religious vows the sisters followed an austere life
music written in the bolero rhythm of the beguine dance
a ballroom dance that originated in the French West Indies; similar to the rumba
A ballroom dance, similar to a slow rumba, that originated in the French West Indies.
The music for this dance.
Origin: From American béguine, from béguin.
a woman belonging to one of the religious and charitable associations or communities in the Netherlands, and elsewhere, whose members live in beguinages and are not bound by perpetual vows
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