Definitions for beguineˈbɛg in, ˈbeɪ gin, bəˈgin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Beguine(noun)

    (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

  2. beguine(noun)

    music written in the bolero rhythm of the beguine dance

  3. beguine(noun)

    a ballroom dance that originated in the French West Indies; similar to the rumba


  1. beguine(Noun)

    A ballroom dance, similar to a slow rumba, that originated in the French West Indies.

  2. beguine(Noun)

    The music for this dance.

  3. Origin: From American béguine, from béguin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beguine(noun)

    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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