Simple Definition of rumba
: a type of dance originally from Cuba in which dancers move their hips a lot
: the music for a rumba
Full Definition of rumba
: a ballroom dance of Cuban origin in 2⁄4 or 4⁄4 time with a basic pattern of step-close-step and marked by a delayed transfer of weight and pronounced hip movements; also : the music for this dance
Examples of rumba in a sentence
The band played a rumba.
Variants of rumba
rhumba\ˈrəm-bə, ˈru̇m-, ˈrüm-\
Origin and Etymology of rumba
First Known Use: 1916
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