Definition of veleta in English:

veleta

(also valeta)

noun

  • A ballroom dance in triple time, faster than a waltz and with partners side by side.

    • ‘The Ensemble offers a musical journey among the potted palms: a world of valses and veletas, serenades and sarabandes, foxtrots and fandangos, rumbas and ragtime.’

Origin

Early 20th century: from Spanish, literally ‘weathervane’.

Pronunciation

veleta

/vəˈliːtə/