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1. A native or inhabitant of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2. carioca
a. A dance similar to the samba.
b. The music for this dance.

[Portuguese, of Tupian origin.]

Car′i·o′can adj.


1. (Dancing) a Brazilian dance similar to the samba
2. (Music, other) a piece of music composed for this dance
[C19: from Brazilian Portuguese]


(ˌkær iˈoʊ kə)

n., pl. -cas.
a dance based on the samba.
[1930–35; after Carioca]


(ˌkær iˈoʊ kə)

n., pl. -cas.
(sometimes l.c.) a native or resident of Rio de Janeiro.
[1820–30; < Brazilian Portuguese < Tupi]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
ballroom dance, ballroom dancing - any of a variety of social dances performed by couples in a ballroom
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this chapter could have and should have been much more informative, and its limitations reveal the narrow focus of the author's view, which does not move far beyond the South Zone (rougghly speaking, the beach neighborhoods of Botafogo, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon) and its middle class, omitting the North Zone and the suburbs, arguably more culturally important and determinant for the growth of Carioca musical culture.
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To that extent he has decided to focus on a few critical areas namely programmes such as Porto Maravilha (revitalisation of the port area); Morar Carioca (urbanisation of all the favelas); UPP Social (development of social programmes in pacified favelas); the Rio Operations Centre (a nerve centre that monitors all municipal logistics); and the establishment of the BRT system (four express corridors for articulated buses that will connect the whole city).