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rum·ba

also rhum·ba  (rŭm′bə, ro͝om′-, ro͞om′-)
n.
1. A dance of Cuban origin, combining complex footwork with a pronounced movement of the hips.
2. A modern ballroom adaptation of this dance.
3. The music for either of these dances.

[American Spanish, from Spanish rumbo, ship's course, revelry, pomp; see rhumb.]

rum′ba v.

rumba

(ˈrʌmbə; ˈrʊm-) or

rhumba

n
1. (Dancing) a rhythmic and syncopated Cuban dance in duple time
2. (Dancing) a ballroom dance derived from this
3. (Music, other) a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
[C20: from Spanish: lavish display, of uncertain origin]

rum•ba

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.
v.i.
2. to dance the rumba.
[1920–25; < American Spanish]

rumba

A social and sexually suggestive dance of Afro-Cuban origin. Highly syncopated in 4/4 time, it became popular in New York and London in the 1930s.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rumba - syncopated music in duple time for dancing the rumbarumba - syncopated music in duple time for dancing the rumba
dance music - music to dance to
2.rumba - 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.rumba - 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.rumba - 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"
Translations
رَقْصَة الرومبا
rumba
rumba
rumba
rúmba
rumba
rumba
rumba

rumba

[ˈrʌmbə] Nrumba f

rumba

[ˈrʌmbə]
nrumba f
to dance the rumba → danser la rumba
modif [steps, rhythm] → de rumba

rumba

nRumba m or f

rumba

(ˈrambə) noun
(a piece of music for) a South American dance.
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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.
These so-called rhumbas were sanitized arrangements of traditional rumba lyrics (for example, "Maria de la O"), rumba choreographies, and rumba uniforms.
One of the best Rhumbas I can remember - and I don't miss many.