Meaning of habanera

ha•ba•ne•ra

Pronunciation: (hä"bu-nâr'u or, often, -nyâr'u), [key]
— n.
  1. a dance of Cuban origin.
  2. the music for this dance, having a slow duple meter and a rhythm similar to that of a tango.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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