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A type of fast-paced flamenco dance; (also) a piece of lively music for this dance, usually played on the guitar and accompanied by singing.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Washington Post. From Spanish bulerías (plural; a corresponding singular form bulería is now also found), the name of a type of Andalusian folk song with a lively rhythm accompanied by clapping, and of a dance performed to this from Spanish regional (Andalusian) bulería, variant of Spanish burlería mockery, trick, deceit, illusion, fairy tale from burla + -ería.
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