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cha-cha

 (chä′chä)
n.
A rhythmic ballroom dance that originated in Latin America.
intr.v. cha-chaed, cha-cha·ing, cha-chas
To perform this dance.

[American Spanish chachachá, of imitative origin.]
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cha-cha

(ˈtʃɑˌtʃɑ)

n., pl. -chas,
v. n.
1. a rhythmic ballroom dance of Latin American origin based upon a quick three-step movement.
v.i.
2. to dance the cha-cha.
[1950–55; < Cuban Sp cha-cha-cha, probably imitative of the musical accompaniment]
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cha-cha


Past participle: cha-chaed
Gerund: cha-chaing

Imperative
cha-cha
cha-cha
Present
I cha-cha
you cha-cha
he/she/it cha-chas
we cha-cha
you cha-cha
they cha-cha
Preterite
I cha-chaed
you cha-chaed
he/she/it cha-chaed
we cha-chaed
you cha-chaed
they cha-chaed
Present Continuous
I am cha-chaing
you are cha-chaing
he/she/it is cha-chaing
we are cha-chaing
you are cha-chaing
they are cha-chaing
Present Perfect
I have cha-chaed
you have cha-chaed
he/she/it has cha-chaed
we have cha-chaed
you have cha-chaed
they have cha-chaed
Past Continuous
I was cha-chaing
you were cha-chaing
he/she/it was cha-chaing
we were cha-chaing
you were cha-chaing
they were cha-chaing
Past Perfect
I had cha-chaed
you had cha-chaed
he/she/it had cha-chaed
we had cha-chaed
you had cha-chaed
they had cha-chaed
Future
I will cha-cha
you will cha-cha
he/she/it will cha-cha
we will cha-cha
you will cha-cha
they will cha-cha
Future Perfect
I will have cha-chaed
you will have cha-chaed
he/she/it will have cha-chaed
we will have cha-chaed
you will have cha-chaed
they will have cha-chaed
Future Continuous
I will be cha-chaing
you will be cha-chaing
he/she/it will be cha-chaing
we will be cha-chaing
you will be cha-chaing
they will be cha-chaing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cha-chaing
you have been cha-chaing
he/she/it has been cha-chaing
we have been cha-chaing
you have been cha-chaing
they have been cha-chaing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cha-chaing
you will have been cha-chaing
he/she/it will have been cha-chaing
we will have been cha-chaing
you will have been cha-chaing
they will have been cha-chaing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cha-chaing
you had been cha-chaing
he/she/it had been cha-chaing
we had been cha-chaing
you had been cha-chaing
they had been cha-chaing
Conditional
I would cha-cha
you would cha-cha
he/she/it would cha-cha
we would cha-cha
you would cha-cha
they would cha-cha
Past Conditional
I would have cha-chaed
you would have cha-chaed
he/she/it would have cha-chaed
we would have cha-chaed
you would have cha-chaed
they would have cha-chaed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cha-cha - a modern ballroom dance from Latin America; small steps and swaying movements of the hips
ballroom dance, ballroom dancing - any of a variety of social dances performed by couples in a ballroom
Verb1.cha-cha - dance the cha-cha
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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Translations

cha-cha

[ˈtʃɑːtʃɑː] ncha-cha-cha m
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cha-cha

nCha-Cha-Cha m
viCha-Cha-Cha tanzen
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