- a rhythmic musical form, of Caribbean origin, in 4/4 syncopated time with a heavy accent on the second and fourth beats
- a ballroom dance to such music
Origin of mamboAmSp: musicians' slang term equivalent to “riff”
- A dance in 4/4 time of Latin American origin, resembling the rumba.
- The music for this dance.
intransitive verbmam·boed, mam·bo·ing, mam·bos
Origin of mamboAmerican Spanish, from Haitian Creole manbo, voodoo priestess (the extended drum breaks in mambo music being likened by Cuban musicians to a voodoo priestess's ecstatic trance), probably of African origin.
(third-person singular simple present mambos, present participle mamboing, simple past and past participle mamboed)
- (intransitive) To perform this dance.
mambo - Computer Definition
A popular open source content management system (CMS) that is used to create and manage Web sites. Written in PHP and using the MySQL database, Mambo was released in 2001 by Peter Lamont of Miro Construct Pty Ltd., Melbourne, Australia. In 2005, it was turned over to the Mambo Foundation (www.mambo-foundation.org). See Joomla! and content management system.