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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (music)
a. sound
Las flamencas bailaban al son de las palmas y la guitarra.The flamenco dancers moved to the sound of clapping and guitar.
2. (song and dance)
a. son
Todos mis amigos cubanos saben bailar el son.All my Cuban friends know how to dance son.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sonido)
a. sound
2. (fig)
bailar al son que le tocanto toe the line
3. (canción y baile)
a. Cuban song and dance of African origin
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1 (Música) (sonido) sound; (sonido agradable) pleasant sound
al son de to the sound of; a los sones de la marcha nupcial to the strains of the wedding march
2 (rumor) rumour; rumor; (EEUU)
corre el son de que ... there is a rumour o rumor going round that ...; (EEUU)
3 (estilo) manner; style
¿a qué son? ¿a son de qué? why on earth?
en son de as; like; en son de broma as o for a joke; en son de paz in peace; en son de guerra in a warlike fashion
lo dijo en son de riña
no vienen en son de protesta they haven't come with the idea of complaining; por este son in this way; sin son for no reason at all
4 (Latinoamérica) Afro-Cuban dance and tune
son huasteco (México) folk song from Veracruz
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