Bolero



a lively Spanish dance in triple meter.
the music for this dance.
a jacket ending above or at the waistline, with or without collar, lapel, and sleeves, worn open in front.
Contemporary Examples

Karl Lagerfeld and Keira Knightley’s New Film; Tilda Swinton May Dress as David Bowie The Fashion Beast Team March 18, 2013
Heidi Klum’s Costume is One for the Ages; Jean Paul Gaultier Launches Children’s Couture Line The Fashion Beast Team October 31, 2013
The Rise and Rise of L’Wren Scott Merle Ginsberg March 17, 2009

Historical Examples

Lippincott’s Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 26, October, 1880 Various
Charles O’Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2) Charles Lever
Strange True Stories of Louisiana George Washington Cable
Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician Frederick Niecks
The Adventures of Captain John Patterson with Notices of The Officers &c. of the 50th or Queen’s Own Regiment from 1807 to 1821 John Patterson
Letters to an Unknown Prosper Mrime
A Yankee Flier in Italy Rutherford G. Montgomery

noun (pl) -ros
a Spanish dance, often accompanied by the guitar and castanets, usually in triple time
a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
(also) (ˈbɒlərəʊ). a kind of short jacket not reaching the waist, with or without sleeves and open at the front: worn by men in Spain and by women elsewhere
n.

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