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samba

noun sam·ba \ˈsam-bə, ˈsäm-\

: a lively Brazilian dance; also : the music for this dance

Full Definition of SAMBA

:  a Brazilian dance of African origin with a basic pattern of step-close-step-close and characterized by a dip and spring upward at each beat of the music; also :  the music for this dance
samba intransitive verb

Examples of SAMBA

  1. The band played a samba.

Origin of SAMBA

Portuguese
First Known Use: 1885

Rhymes with SAMBA

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