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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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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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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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Past participle: congaed
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|Noun||1.||conga - 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|
|Verb||1.||conga - dance the conga|
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conga[ˈkɒŋgə] n (= dance) → conga f
to dance the conga, to do the conga → danser la congacon game n → arnaque f
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n → Conga f
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