WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
con•ga /ˈkɑŋgə/USA pronunciation   n., pl.  -gas, v.,  -gaed, -ga•ing. 
n. [countable]
  1. Music and Dancea Cuban dance of three steps forward followed by a kick performed by a group in single file.
  2. Music, Music and Dancea tall, cone-shaped Afro-Cuban drum, played with the hands.

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

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
con•ga  (konggə),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -gas, v.,  -gaed, -ga•ing. 
n. 
  1. Music and Dancea Cuban ballroom dance that consists of three steps forward followed by a kick, characteristically performed by a group following a leader in a single line.
  2. Music and Dancethe music for this dance.
  3. Music, Music and DanceAlso called  conga drum′. a tall, conical, Afro-Cuban drum played with the hands.

v.i. 
  1. Music and Danceto dance a conga.
  • Cuban Spanish
  • 1930–35


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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