Definition of paso doble in US English:

paso doble


  • 1A fast-paced ballroom dance based on a Latin American style of marching.

    ‘she danced a sensuous paso doble with a handsome officer’
    ‘last came the paso doble’
    • ‘Can the hip-hoppers do the paso doble; can the Latin champs do the funk?’
    • ‘Latin is the rumba, jive, paso doble, cha-cha and samba.’
    • ‘Two energetic and angry sailfish on the line at the same time takes a certain amount of fancy footwork on a small deck and Raphael and I did a neat paso doble for about 20 minutes until both fish were tagged and released.’
    • ‘The Latin category consists of the rumba, cha cha, samba, paso doble and jive.’
    • ‘As usual, at the first opportunity, the Monkey stood up and danced a paso doble, juggling raw fish and grapes.’
    1. 1.1 A piece of music for the paso doble, typically in duple time.
      • ‘There is Italian smooch-song and Spanish light music, paso doble and tango.’


1920s: from Spanish, literally ‘double step’.


paso doble

/ˌpasō ˈdōblā//ˌpæsoʊ ˈdoʊbleɪ/