Rumba meaning

rŭmbə, ro͝om-, ro͝om-
A dance of Cuban origin, combining complex footwork with a pronounced movement of the hips.
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A modern ballroom adaptation of this dance.
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The music for either of these dances.
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A dance of Cuban origin and complex rhythm.
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A modern ballroom adaptation of this, with strong rhythmic movements of the lower part of the body.
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Music for, or in the rhythm of, this dance.
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To dance the rumba.
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A slow-paced Cuban partner dance in 4:4 time.
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To dance the rumba.
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Origin of rumba

  • American Spanish from Spanish rumbo ship's course, revelry, pomp rhumb

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition