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Car·i·o·ca

 (kăr′ē-ō′kə)
n.
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.

carioca

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

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]
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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