< /ˈhoʊ təz; Spanish ˈhɔ tɑs/.

  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.


  1. a Spanish dance with castanets in fast triple time, usually to a guitar and voice accompaniment

Spanish folk dance; by 1846, of uncertain etymology.

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