Meaning of jarabe tapatío

ja•ra•be ta•pa•tí•o

Pronunciation: (Sp. hä-rä've tä"pä-tē'ô), [key]
  1. a dance of Mexican origin, performed by a couple and consisting of nine figures and melodies, in which the partners often dance facing each other but not touching.
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