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
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On Sunday, the Indians' conga line collected 18 hits.
A conga line of 20 airplanes stretched all the way to the airport.
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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: 1934
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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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