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1. A native or inhabitant of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
a. A dance similar to the samba.
b. The music for this dance.
[Portuguese, of Tupian origin.]
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1. (Dancing) a Brazilian dance similar to the samba
2. (Music, other) a piece of music composed for this dance
[C19: from Brazilian Portuguese]
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car•i•o•ca(ˌkær iˈoʊ kə)
n., pl. -cas.
a dance based on the samba.
[1930–35; after Carioca]
Car•i•o•ca(ˌkær iˈoʊ kə)
n., pl. -cas.
(sometimes l.c.) a native or resident of Rio de Janeiro.
[1820–30; < Brazilian Portuguese < Tupi]
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|Noun||1.||Carioca - a native or inhabitant of Rio de Janeiro|
Rio, Rio de Janeiro - the former capital and 2nd largest city of Brazil; chief Brazilian port; famous as a tourist attraction
Brazilian - a native or inhabitant of Brazil
|2.||carioca - music composed for dancing the carioca|
dance music - music to dance to
|3.||carioca - a lively ballroom dance that resembles the samba|
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