Definition of marinera in English:

marinera

noun

  • A lively South American dance derived from the cueca, performed by couples waving handkerchiefs; music to accompany this.

Origin

Early 20th century. From American Spanish marinera type of Andean folk dance, use as noun (probably short for cueca marinera) of feminine singular of marinero marine, seafaring: compare quot. 1964.

Pronunciation

marinera

/marɪˈnɛːrə/