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samba

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noun sam·ba \ˈsam-bə, ˈsäm-\

Simple Definition of samba

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

Full Definition of samba

  1. :  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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