Definition of malagueña in US English:



  • A Spanish dance similar to the fandango.

    • ‘In my performance in Buenos Aires, my repertoire will consist of pure classic flamenco art, such as soleares, malagueñas, granadinas, and la rosa.’
    • ‘There are different styles or ‘palos’ within flamenco, which have generic names such as seguiriyas, soleares, alegrias, malagueñas, fandangos, rondeñas, bulerias…’
    • ‘Those not so young can also be found at the Fair by Day, although many head for the ‘Real’ ground, where malagueñas are danced, with people going from one marquee to the next.’
    • ‘There are also Portuguese fandangos that even nowadays could easily be danced by Castilians on jota steps, malagueñas that follow what composers of the Enlightenment called in their scores fandangos.’


Mid 19th century: Spanish, lit. ‘of Málaga’.