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- 1. Beguine, sister
- usage: (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. beguine, dance music
- usage: music written in the bolero rhythm of the beguine dance
- 3. beguine, ballroom dancing, ballroom dance
- usage: a ballroom dance that originated in the French West Indies; similar to the rumba
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