samba

play
noun sam·ba \ˈsam-bə, ˈsäm-\

Definition of samba

  1. :  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

samba

intransitive verb

Examples of samba in a sentence

  1. The band played a samba.

Origin and Etymology of samba

Portuguese


First Known Use: 1885


SAMBA Defined for English Language Learners

samba

play
noun sam·ba \ˈsam-bə, ˈsäm-\

Definition of samba for English Language Learners

  • : a lively Brazilian dance; also : the music for this dance


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