rhumba

noun

rhum·​ba

less common spelling of rumba

: a ballroom dance of Cuban origin in ²/₄ or ⁴/₄ time with a basic pattern of step-close-step and marked by a delayed transfer of weight and pronounced hip movements
also : the music for this dance

Examples of rhumba in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The samba, the rhumba, the salsa, a little foxtrot, a little hip-hop, and a little cha-cha-cha. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 8 Aug. 2023 Their lyrical Afro-Brazilian composition, Spanish rhumba and driving tango have their roots in the romantic music of the old-world Mediterranean, Latin American and Jazz traditions. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Apr. 2022

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“Rhumba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhumba. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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