M - flamenco glossary
MACHO: Generally, three verses that are added to certain flamenco songs to enhance them with a more alive feeling, it has become a type of corroboration of the song. Also refers to the castañet that is positioned on the left hand.
MALAGE: Tasteless, without charm. Comes from the term having “mal angel” meaning “bad angel”.
MALAGUEÑERO: It is applied to the repertoire or compilation of malagueñas and also the interpreter that masters the songs por malagueñas or develops it as a specialty.
MANITAS DE PLATA: Term applied in reference to praising the guitarist executing an excellent interpretation. Translates to “little hands of silver”.
MARTINETERO: It is applied to the repertoire or compilation of martinetes and in general, to the different styles of notes; also to the interpreter specialized in singing por martinete.
MELISMA: Most characteristical of flamenco. Consisting of a succession of several notes sung to one single syllable as an embellishment.
MEOLLO: A fundamental part of flamenco song, or song itself, included between the departure and the closing, as it can well be distinguished in the cante por alegrías.
METAL: Condition of a person, state of being, natural.
MUDANZA: Each of the figures or movements performed to the beat when dancing.