- a dance of Cuban origin and complex rhythm
- a modern ballroom adaptation of this, with strong rhythmic movements of the lower part of the body
- music for, or in the rhythm of, this dance
Origin of rumbaAmSp, probably of African origin, originally
- A dance of Cuban origin, combining complex footwork with a pronounced movement of the hips.
- A modern ballroom adaptation of this dance.
- The music for either of these dances.
Origin of rumbaAmerican Spanish, from Spanish rumbo, ship's course, revelry, pomp; see rhumb.
(countable and uncountable, plural rumbas)
- a slow-paced Cuban partner dance in 4:4 time
(third-person singular simple present rumbas, present participle rumbaing, simple past and past participle rumbaed)
- To dance the rumba.
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