beguine beguine


  1. (n) (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. (n) music written in the bolero rhythm of the beguine dance
  3. (n) a ballroom dance that originated in the French West Indies; similar to the rumba


  1. Games, meals, moviesand a few bugsTall drinks, potted palms, dance floors full of would-be Fred Astaires and Ginger Rogerses beginning the beguine such were the.
  2. Connoisseurs have risen to cry that when they begin the beguine they absolutely finish it.
  3. That it grows a little sugar, much of which goes into rum, and that the beguine began there.


  • Record Store's Last Spins

    GARFIELD -- Charlie Rigolosi was just 12 years old when he bought his first record, Artie Shaw's 'Begin the Beguine'.
    on December 2, 2013     Source:

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