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The seis is a type of Puerto Rican dance music, related to décima. It originated in the later half of the 17th century in the southern part of Spain. The word means six, which may have come from the custom of having six couples perform the dance, though many more couples eventually became quite common. Men and women form separate lines down the hall or in an open place of beaten earth, one group facing the other. The lines would approach and cross each other and at prescribed intervals the dancers would tap out the rhythm with their feet.

The melodies and harmonies are simple, usually performed on the cuatro, guitar, bongo, and güiro, although other indigenous instruments are used depending on the available musicians.

Usage examples of "seis".

De caminho, pediu-me que, se acaso fosse a Roma, jurasse que no fim de seis meses estaria de volta.

Into the setting sun he flies, his majestic plumage stained a dilute scarlet and, glancing once more earthward, he sees a dark and tiny shadow limned before the glare of the ice.

Down and down he plummets until he sees the surface of the ice sea, dull and flat and comforting.

So she sees those headlights coming like hell, and instead of keeping going, and she would have been okay if she had, she spins around and tries to get back where she came from.

SEIS Ruinas Santo Domingo, 1887-1891 Lunes, 6 junio 1887 Beloved Pancho: We just bid you goodbye, and I thought I would not make it back to the house before the tears burst forth.

I suspect we would have found fins and seis and minkes and all the other baleens out there, too.

Recorté la hoja en seis tiras, escribí talismanes e invocaciones en las cinco primeras, y en la restante las siguientes palabras que están en el glorioso Qurán: 'Hemos retirado tu velo, y la visión de tus ojos es penetrante'.

Vi un número entre diez y uno, que no es nueve, ocho, siete, seis, cinco, etcétera.

Buenos Aires, hacia mil novecientos cuarenta y seis, engendró otro Rosas, bastante parecido a nuestro pariente.

Seis escuadrillas integraban la armada, bajo banderas de diverso color: la roja, la amarilla, la verde, la negra, la morada y la de la serpiente, que era de la nave capitana.

Los seis brazos se movieron bruscamente, articulándose como patas de una gigantesca araña.

Alrededor de cien testigos prestaron fe de que el acusado era Tichborne —entre ellos, cuatro compañeros de armas del regimiento seis de dragones.

En las alturas en que se colocaba Sur, don Isidro Parodi nunca podría entrar, pero lo cierto es que Bustos Domecq dejó cumplida venganza proponiendo seis acertijos que, se sepa todavía hoy, no consiguieron resolver ni Borges ni Bioy.

If we'd been able to look around, I suspect we would have found fins and seis and minkes and all the other baleens out there, too.

El extranjero se puso tenso y miró preocupado con la expresión de una presa acorralada cuando vio que entraban seis hombres.