rumba

noun rum·ba \ˈrəm-bə, ˈru̇m-, ˈrüm-\

Definition of rumba

  1. :  a ballroom dance of Cuban origin in 24 or 44 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.

Variants of rumba

less commonly

\ˈrəm-bə, ˈru̇m-, ˈrüm-\

Origin and Etymology of rumba

American Spanish


First Known Use: 1916


RUMBA Defined for English Language Learners

rumba

noun rum·ba \ˈrəm-bə, ˈru̇m-, ˈrüm-\

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


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