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beguine meaning and definition


Definition of Beguine (noun)

  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
  2. music written in the bolero rhythm of the beguine dance
  3. a ballroom dance that originated in the French West Indies; similar to the rumba
Source: Princeton University Wordnet