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Noun: beguine  bi'geen
  1. Music written in the bolero rhythm of the beguine dance
  2. A ballroom dance that originated in the French West Indies; similar to the rumba
Noun: Beguine  'bey,geen
  1. (Roman Catholic Church) a member of a lay sisterhood (one of several founded in the Netherlands in the 12th and 13th centuries); though not taking religious vows the sisters followed an austere life

Derived forms: beguines

Type of: ballroom dance, ballroom dancing, dance music, sister

Part of: sisterhood

Encyclopedia: Beguine