Mambo meaning

mäm'bō
A dance in 4/4 time of Latin American origin, resembling the rumba.
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To dance the mambo.
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A Latin-American musical genre originating from Cuba in the 1940s.
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A fast-paced Latin American dance inspired by mambo music.
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(intransitive) To perform this dance.
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The music for this dance.
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To perform this dance.
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A rhythmic musical form, of Caribbean origin, in 4/4 syncopated time with a heavy accent on the second and fourth beats.
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A ballroom dance to such music.
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Origin of mambo

  • American 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
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Cuban Spanish, from Kongo mambo (“conversation with the Gods").
    From Wiktionary