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 (rŭm′bə, ro͝om′-, ro͞om′-)
Variant of rumba.


(ˈrʌmbə; ˈrʊm-)
n, pl -bas
(Dancing) a variant spelling of rumba


or rhum•ba

(ˈrʌm bə, ˈrʊm-, ˈrum-)

n., pl. -bas (-bəz)

v. -baed (-bəd)
-ba•ing (-bə ɪŋ) n.
1. a dance, Cuban in origin and complex in rhythm.
2. to dance the rumba.
[1920–25; < American Spanish]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rhumba - syncopated music in duple time for dancing the rumbarhumba - syncopated music in duple time for dancing the rumba
dance music - music to dance to
2.rhumba - a folk dance in duple time that originated in Cuba with Spanish and African elements; features complex footwork and violent movement
folk dance, folk dancing - a style of dancing that originated among ordinary people (not in the royal courts)
3.rhumba - a ballroom dance based on the Cuban folk dance
ballroom dance, ballroom dancing - any of a variety of social dances performed by couples in a ballroom
Verb1.rhumba - dance the rhumba
trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe, dance - move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance; "My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio"
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The Rhumba is on this Saturday at The Ice Factory in Perth.
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You learn so much listening to It's a Scream How Levine Does the Rhumba, the new two-CD set of mambos, rhumbas, and cha-cha-chas from the 1940s to the '80s.
The cultivation and proliferation of Cuban rumba outside Cuba can be traced to at least three different contexts: the international theater and cabaret circuit evolving from the 1800s to the 1930s; the production and distribution of recordings categorized as rhumba (2) through radio and record stores since the late 1920s; and the influence of Cuban rumberos/as in New York City's public and private spheres since the 1940s.
Summary: Former EastEnders star Kara Tointon and her partner Artem Chigvintsev, received a standing ovation for their Rhumba.
Called in as reserve for Sheffield's Queen Mother Memorial Cup, Bandicoot Rhumba took full advantage to register her first open success in the qualifying round before leading home a one-two for trainer Elaine Parker in Saturday's pounds 1,500 final, beating Jeketo Storm by a length in 40.
The Derby presents Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums.
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The Rhumba celebrate their 26th birthday party on Saturday at The Ice Factory in Perth.
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