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.
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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