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Meaning of beguine

be•guine

Pronunciation: (bu-gēn'), [key]
— n.
  1. a dance in bolero rhythm that originated in Martinique.
  2. a modern social dance based on the beguine.
  3. music for either of these dances.

Beg•uine

Pronunciation: (beg'ēn, bā'gēn, bu-gēn'), [key]
— n. Rom. Cath. Ch.
  1. a member of a lay sisterhood, founded in Liège in the 12th century.
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