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 (rŭm′bə, ro͝om′-, ro͞om′-)
Variant of rumba.
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(ˈrʌmbə; ˈrʊm-)
n, pl -bas
(Dancing) a variant spelling of rumba
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or rhum•ba

(ˈrʌm bə, ˈrʊm-, ˈrum-)

n., pl. -bas (-bəz)

v. -baed (-bəd)
-ba•ing (-bə ɪŋ) n.
1. a dance, Cuban in origin and complex in rhythm.
2. to dance the rumba.
[1920–25; < American Spanish]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rhumba - syncopated music in duple time for dancing the rumbarhumba - syncopated music in duple time for dancing the rumba
dance music - music to dance to
2.rhumba - a folk dance in duple time that originated in Cuba with Spanish and African elements; features complex footwork and violent movement
folk dance, folk dancing - a style of dancing that originated among ordinary people (not in the royal courts)
3.rhumba - a ballroom dance based on the Cuban folk dance
ballroom dance, ballroom dancing - any of a variety of social dances performed by couples in a ballroom
Verb1.rhumba - dance the rhumba
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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Lingala Rhumba music fans and some Kenya-based Congolese musicians will use the opportunity to pay homage to the musician, who had been a frequent visitor to Kenya in recent years.
And Francistown-based rising rhumba star, Wabuya 'Spekere' Boitshepo of Spekere and Silver Stars group is no exception.
Midnight Rhumba is a wild and exciting album filled with rhythms inspired from the tropics, and the superlative guitar playing of award-winning instrumentalist Johannes Linstead.
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You learn so much listening to It's a Scream How Levine Does the Rhumba, the new two-CD set of mambos, rhumbas, and cha-cha-chas from the 1940s to the '80s.
In the 1920s, rumba de salon (known as rhumba) became an international phenomenon in the Havana, New York, and Paris cabaret circuits.
The cultivation and proliferation of Cuban rumba outside Cuba can be traced to at least three different contexts: the international theater and cabaret circuit evolving from the 1800s to the 1930s; the production and distribution of recordings categorized as rhumba (2) through radio and record stores since the late 1920s; and the influence of Cuban rumberos/as in New York City's public and private spheres since the 1940s.
Summary: Former EastEnders star Kara Tointon and her partner Artem Chigvintsev, received a standing ovation for their Rhumba.
Nasser Band consists of 4 very talented young artists from UAE who started their career locally by performing live in private parties and they gained very big exposure in no time, they sing a diversity of Khaleeji styles like Maallayah, Shaabi, Rhumba, Bandari and Khaleeji ballads, which they are exceptional all these styles.
Preservation Worcester is getting ready to rhumba with Dancing with the City 2, a retake on the successful fleet-footed fundraiser the group put on last year.
Called in as reserve for Sheffield's Queen Mother Memorial Cup, Bandicoot Rhumba took full advantage to register her first open success in the qualifying round before leading home a one-two for trainer Elaine Parker in Saturday's pounds 1,500 final, beating Jeketo Storm by a length in 40.69sec (-70) for the 660m.