parranda

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish parranda.

NounEdit

parranda (uncountable)

  1. A Venezuelan genre of music with African influences and drumming.
    • 2008 March 16, Jon Pareles, “Sounds Soft and Tough, and a Star in the Trunk”, in New York Times[1]:
      The nonpurist result is world-music fusion, linking the Central American parranda and punta to African and Latin pop, flamenco, even electric blues.

GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably a derivation of the synonym farra.[1] Attested at least since 1858.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

parranda f (plural parrandas)

  1. spree, party, jamboree, carousal
    Cando vaias de parranda / non te esquezas do caneco / bótalle un litro de viño / non che vaia quedar seco (folk song)
    Whenever you go in a spree / don't forget about your pitcher / put a litre of wine in it / lest it be dry
    Synonyms: esmorga, farra, gandaia, troula, xolda

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1983–1991), “farra”, in Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico (in Spanish), Madrid: Gredos, →ISBN

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably derived from Basque farra, parra (laugh, laughter), whence also Spanish farra and (Brazilian) Portuguese farra.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /paˈranda/, [paˈrãn̪.d̪a]

NounEdit

parranda f (plural parrandas)

  1. parranda
  2. (loud) party, shindig, jamboree, blast
    Synonyms: fiesta, juerga, farra, marcha, carrete
  3. binge, spree

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Coromines, Joan (2011) Breve diccionario etimológico de la lengua castellana [Brief etymological dictionary of the Spanish language] (in Spanish), Madrid: Gredos, →ISBN

Further readingEdit