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From Portuguese, said to come from ferver (to boil).


frevo (uncountable)

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  1. Any of a wide range of music and dance styles originating from Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, and traditionally associated with Brazilian carnival.
    • 2008 February 24, Jon Pareles, “Recalling Romance, Brazilian Rock Beats and an Age-Old Harp”, in New York Times[1]:
      Musicians from Recife, Olinda and rural Pernambuco have concocted rock laced with funk; reggae; the local beats of maracatú and frevo; old rural songs; and the beats, burbles and scratches of electronica.