candomblé

noun

can·​dom·​blé
ˌkanˌdōmˈblā
plural -s
: an African-Brazilian religion combining African, Roman Catholic, and indigenous Brazilian elements
specifically : the ceremony or dance connected with this religion

Word History

Etymology

Portuguese

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“Candomblé.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/candombl%C3%A9. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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