- a rhythmic and syncopated Cuban dance in duple time
- a ballroom dance derived from this
- a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
- /-bəz/USA pronunciationv., -baed
- Music and Dancea ballroom dance that is Cuban in origin, notable for its complex rhythm and swaying hip motion.
- Music and Danceto dance the rumba.
- /-bəd/USA pronunciation
- /-bəɪŋ/.USA pronunciation
v. [no object]