Definition of samba
: a Brazilian dance of African origin with a basic pattern of step-close-step-close and characterized by a dip and spring upward at each beat of the music; also : the music for this dance
Examples of samba in a Sentence
The band played a samba.
Recent Examples of samba from the Web
Regular games and activities include bingo, poker, setback, adult coloring, samba, bridge, knitters group, billiards, and cribbage.
So where did the life of Prodigy samba off to after his gig ended in 1996?
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Origin and Etymology of samba
First Known Use: 1885
SAMBA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of samba for English Language Learners
: a lively Brazilian dance; also : the music for this dance
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