Definition of capoeira
: a Brazilian dance of African origin that incorporates martial arts movements such as kicks and chops
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Past editions have included tap-capoeira fusions, statements of political protest and digital experiments with sound.
Most nights there's an impromptu soccer game or capoeira (Bahian martial arts) match, made all the more captivating by the balmy night air.
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Origin and Etymology of capoeira
Brazilian Portuguese, kind of martial art, ruffian skilled in this art, fugitive slave living in the forest, from capão island of forest in a clear-cut area, from Tupi kaʔapáũ, from kaʔá forest + paũ round
First Known Use: 1945See Words from the same year
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