rumba

noun rum·ba \ ˈrəm-bə , ˈru̇m- , ˈrüm- \
variants: or less commonly

Definition 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 rumba in a Sentence

  1. The band played a rumba.

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Origin and Etymology of rumba

American Spanish


RUMBA Defined for English Language Learners

rumba

Definition of rumba for English Language Learners

  • : a type of dance originally from Cuba in which dancers move their hips a lot

  • : the music for a rumba


Learn More about rumba

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of rumba Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about rumba


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