WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
rum•ba /ˈrʌmbə, ˈrʊm-, ˈrum-/USA pronunciation  n., pl.  -bas
    /-bəz/USA pronunciation v.,  -baed
      /-bəd/USA pronunciation   -ba•ing
        /-bəɪŋ/.USA pronunciation 

      n. [countable]
      1. a ballroom dance that is Cuban in origin, notable for its complex rhythm and swaying hip motion.

      v. [no object]
      1. to dance the rumba.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

rumba, rhumba /ˈrʌmbə ˈrʊm-/ n
  1. a rhythmic and syncopated Cuban dance in duple time
  2. a ballroom dance derived from this
  3. a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
Etymology: 20th Century: from Spanish: lavish display, of uncertain origin



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