WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
con•ga /ˈkɑŋgə/USA pronunciation n., pl. -gas,v., -gaed, -ga•ing.

n. [countable]
  • Music and Dancea Cuban dance of three steps forward followed by a kick performed by a group in single file.
  • Music, Music and Dancea tall, cone-shaped Afro-Cuban drum, played with the hands.

  • v. [no object]
  • Music and Danceto dance a conga.

  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    conga /ˈkɒŋɡə/ n
    1. a Latin American dance of three steps and a kick to each bar, usually performed by a number of people in single file
    2. Also called: conga drum a large tubular bass drum, used chiefly in Latin American and funk music and played with the hands
    vb ( -gas, -gaing, -gaed)
    1. (intransitive) to dance the conga
    Etymology: 20th Century: from American Spanish, feminine of congo belonging to the Congo

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