Jota



[hoh-tuh; Spanish haw-tah] /ˈhoʊ tə; Spanish ˈhɔ tɑ/

noun, plural jotas
[hoh-tuh z; Spanish haw-tahs] /ˈhoʊ təz; Spanish ˈhɔ tɑs/ (Show IPA)
1.
a Spanish dance in triple meter, performed by a couple and marked by complex rhythms executed with the heels and castanets.
2.
the music for this dance.
/Spanish ˈxɔta/
noun
1.
a Spanish dance with castanets in fast triple time, usually to a guitar and voice accompaniment
n.

Spanish folk dance; by 1846, of uncertain etymology.

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