bomba

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noun bom·ba \ˈbōm-bə\

Definition of bomba

plural

bombas

  1. 1 :  a traditional Puerto Rican drum consisting of a barrel with a goatskin head

  2. 2 :  a genre of Puerto Rican dance accompanied by drums and other percussion; also :  a song sung by a soloist and chorus to accompany a bomba

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Origin and Etymology of bomba

borrowed from American Spanish (Puerto Rico), probably feminine derivative of Spanish bombo “drum,” derivative of the onomatopoeic base of earlier bomba “pump, bomb”


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of bomba


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