Definition of conga
1 : a Cuban dance of African origin involving three steps followed by a kick and performed by a group usually in single file
2 : a tall barrel-shaped or tapering drum of Afro-Cuban origin that is played with the hands
Recent Examples of conga from the Web
Or swaying to the guitars, ballads and conga drums on the open-air plaza in the ancient town of Trinidad, where music plays for free all day and night.
Then again, from the view of a teenager, what is a wedding but the ultimate party, complete with open bars, conga lines and a chance to meet a cute stranger?
The conga-line of young replacements flash like lightning.
The lineup includes Castellanos, pianist Oscar Hernandez, saxophonist Justo Almario, trombonist Francisco Torres, conga player Joey de Leon, drummer Mike Holguin and more to be announced.
And the conga line of hopefuls is still finding its way.
Hundreds of program participants and peer buddies danced together and did the crowd favorites like the Electric Slide, Cupid Shuffle, and a conga line.
On Sunday, the Indians' conga line collected 18 hits.
At the end, the performers will form a conga line with the public that will dance down the exhibition areas.
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Origin and Etymology of conga
American Spanish, probably from feminine of congo black person, from Congo, region in Africa
First Known Use: 1934See Words from the same year
CONGA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of conga for English Language Learners
: a dance in which people follow each other in a long, curving line
: a tall drum that is shaped like a barrel and played with the hands
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