- a lively Latin American dance music of Cuban and Mexican origin, influenced by European polkas, Mexican ballads, etc.
- pl. -·tos a band, featuring male vocalists, an accordion, trumpets, a large 12-string guitar, percussion, etc., that plays this music
Origin of conjuntoSpanish
- A dance band, especially in Latin America.
- A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
Origin of conjuntoSpanish from Latin coniūnctus past participle of coniungere to join together ; see conjoin .