Definition of "bolero" [bo•le•ro]

  • A very short jacket worn open in the front. (noun)
  • A lively Spanish dance in triple meter. (noun)
  • The music for this dance. (noun)
  • A slow Latin American dance, often in duple meter. (noun)
  • The music for this dance. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bolero" in a sentence
  • ""It's a kind of bolero jacket with beads all over it," Ms. McCord told the Daily Transom about the jacket that she bought at an estate sale about a decade ago."
  • "Erin--Did you notice how many of those daily hints from Paris feature a "bolero"?"
  • ""It's a kind of bolero jacket with beads all over it," Ms. McCord told the Daily Transom about the jacket that she bought at an estate sale about a decade ago."