- a rhythmic musical form, of Caribbean origin, in 4/4 syncopated time and with a heavy accent on the second and fourth beats
- a ballroom dance to such music
Origin: AmSp: musicians' slang term equivalent to “riff”
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noun pl. mam·bos
- A dance of Latin American origin, resembling the rumba.
- The syncopated music for this dance in 4/4 time.
Origin: American Spanish, from mamboo, wooden cane, percussion instrument.
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