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con·ga

 (kŏng′gə)
n.
1. A dance of Latin-American origin in which the dancers form a long winding line.
2. The music for this dance.
3. A conga drum.
intr.v. con·gaed, con·ga·ing, con·gas
To perform this dance.

[American Spanish (danza) Conga, Congo (dance), from Spanish Congo, of the Congo, from Kongo -kongo, Kongo language and people.]
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conga

(ˈkɒŋɡə)
n
1. (Dancing) a Latin American dance of three steps and a kick to each bar, usually performed by a number of people in single file
2. (Instruments) Also called: conga drum a large tubular bass drum, used chiefly in Latin American and funk music and played with the hands
vb, -gas, -gaing or -gaed
(Dancing) (intr) to dance the conga
[C20: from American Spanish, feminine of congo belonging to the Congo]
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con•ga

(ˈkɒŋ gə)

n., pl. -gas, n.
1. a Cuban ballroom dance that consists of three steps forward followed by a kick, characteristically performed by a group following a leader in a single line.
2. a tall, conical Afro-Cuban drum played with the hands.
v.i.
3. to dance a conga.
[1930–35; < Cuban Sp]
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conga


Past participle: congaed
Gerund: congaing

Imperative
conga
conga
Present
I conga
you conga
he/she/it congas
we conga
you conga
they conga
Preterite
I congaed
you congaed
he/she/it congaed
we congaed
you congaed
they congaed
Present Continuous
I am congaing
you are congaing
he/she/it is congaing
we are congaing
you are congaing
they are congaing
Present Perfect
I have congaed
you have congaed
he/she/it has congaed
we have congaed
you have congaed
they have congaed
Past Continuous
I was congaing
you were congaing
he/she/it was congaing
we were congaing
you were congaing
they were congaing
Past Perfect
I had congaed
you had congaed
he/she/it had congaed
we had congaed
you had congaed
they had congaed
Future
I will conga
you will conga
he/she/it will conga
we will conga
you will conga
they will conga
Future Perfect
I will have congaed
you will have congaed
he/she/it will have congaed
we will have congaed
you will have congaed
they will have congaed
Future Continuous
I will be congaing
you will be congaing
he/she/it will be congaing
we will be congaing
you will be congaing
they will be congaing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been congaing
you have been congaing
he/she/it has been congaing
we have been congaing
you have been congaing
they have been congaing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been congaing
you will have been congaing
he/she/it will have been congaing
we will have been congaing
you will have been congaing
they will have been congaing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been congaing
you had been congaing
he/she/it had been congaing
we had been congaing
you had been congaing
they had been congaing
Conditional
I would conga
you would conga
he/she/it would conga
we would conga
you would conga
they would conga
Past Conditional
I would have congaed
you would have congaed
he/she/it would have congaed
we would have congaed
you would have congaed
they would have congaed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conga - music composed for dancing the congaconga - music composed for dancing the conga
dance music - music to dance to
2.conga - a Latin American dance of 3 steps and a kick by people in single file
ballroom dance, ballroom dancing - any of a variety of social dances performed by couples in a ballroom
Verb1.conga - dance the conga
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

conga

[ˈkɒŋgə] N
1. (= dance) → conga f
2. (also conga drum) → congas fpl
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conga

[ˈkɒŋgə] n (= dance) → conga f
to dance the conga, to do the conga → danser la congacon game narnaque f
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conga

nConga f
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Contemporary rumba is usually performed with three tumbadora drums, the cata (two long wood sticks), and the claves (two spoons or short wood sticks).
On a good day, however, Central Park rumberos bring the entire family of traditional instrumentation: three tumbadora drums commonly known as congas (the tumbador bass drum, the 3/2 drum, and the quinto drum), the clave (two wooden sticks that maintain the rhythmic base), and the cata or guagua (two long wooden sticks that are struck against a wood surface to keep the tempo going).
2) is an Afro-Cuban rhythm typically played on the tumbadora drum, that is, a large conga drum (Cohen and Cohen 1992; Boissiere 1992).
En la musica se especifican varios instrumentos de claro origen africano, como los diversos tipos de tambores: congos, palos, tumbadora y tambora.