mambo

noun mam·bo \ ˈmäm-(ˌ)bō \
Updated on: 8 Dec 2017

Definition of mambo

plural mambos
: a ballroom dance of Cuban origin that resembles the rumba and the cha-cha; also : the music for this dance

mambo

intransitive verb

Examples of mambo in a Sentence

  1. They learned to dance the mambo.

  2. The band played a mambo.

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Origin and Etymology of mambo

American Spanish


MAMBO Defined for English Language Learners

mambo

noun

Definition of mambo for English Language Learners

  • : a lively dance originally from Cuba

  • : the music for the mambo


Learn More about mambo

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of mambo


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