Simple Definition of samba
: 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
Examples of samba in a sentence
The band played a samba.
Origin of samba
First Known Use: 1885
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