Definition of saeta in English:

saeta

(also saetta)

noun

  • Especially in southern Spain: an unaccompanied Andalusian folk song, sung during religious processions.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine. From Spanish saeta, extended use of saeta arrow, apparently conceived as a spontaneous outburst of religious feeling; with the semantic development compare arrow prayer.