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Definitions of beguine:
  • noun:   a ballroom dance that originated in the French West Indies; similar to the rumba
  • noun:   music written in the bolero rhythm of the beguine dance
  • noun:   (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

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