Definition of baile in English:

baile

noun

  • (in the southwestern US and parts of Central and South America) a gathering for dancing.

    • ‘Now, there are at least a dozen DJ crews with enormous speaker systems putting on more than 100 bailes every weekend.’
    • ‘The previous week, he left a baile in the early hours of the morning in his manager's car.’
    • ‘At certain bailes, groups of men began to divide themselves into two sides and face one another across the dancefloor.’
    • ‘The baile is at the top of the hill, where a bend in the street has created a large-enough space between ramshackle brick homes.’
    • ‘Since police are unlikely to raid a baile itself, he's unlikely to be caught in the act of singing the song.’
    • ‘By the late 1980s and early 1990s the bailes had ceased being dances and become venues for organised gang warfare.’
    • ‘For years, the underground bailes, or funk parties, ended in fistfights or shootouts between gangs.’
    • ‘It is after midnight and Juca says it's time to go to the neighbourhood's regular Sunday night baile.’
    • ‘Theoretically, the police could come in and shut the bailes down - but they aren't likely to even try.’
    • ‘They bankroll the bailes as a way of showing that they're investing in their communities.’
    • ‘In 2000, the Rio state assembly passed a law setting strict conditions under which bailes could take place: such as obligatory metal detectors and start-to-end military police presence.’
    • ‘It was a childhood of bodas, quinceaneras, carnes asadas, bailes, misa cada domingo, with frequent trips to the other side de la linea, to Mexicali, where my relatives lived.’

Origin

Spanish, ‘dance, dancing’.

Pronunciation

baile

/ˈbīlā/